Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. Ricky Nolasco
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Kendall Graveman for the Athletics and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels.
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Oakland opens at +116 while Los Angeles opens at -126. The Athletics have a 8-12-0 over/under record and a 11-9-0 run line mark. The Angels are 10-11-0 against the run line and have a 7-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 8-12-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 11-9-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 7-14-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 10-11-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/26/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16); expected to start Thursday vs. Los Angeles Angels
04/26/17 CF Rajai Davis Hamstring 10-day DL (4/22)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (04/15)
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Sonny Gray Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/23/17 P Cam Bedrosia Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (04/10)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 3B Luis Valbuena Hamstring 10-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
04/15/17 P Vicente Campos Forearm 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 10-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kendall Graveman has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.00 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 12 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 57 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 143 base hits and 80 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 71 batters and struck out 145. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .235, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 18 hits this season in 66 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .621 and an OPS+ of 181. Jed Lowrie is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 69 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Athletics have 151 hits, including 35 doubles and 25 home runs. Oakland has walked 63 times so far this season and they have struck out 166 times as a unit. They have left 119 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 3.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 77 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 10-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.76, Ricky Nolasco has a 1-2 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 22.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 27 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 75 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 176 base knocks and 89 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 63 hitters and struck out 184 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .346 with an OBP of .419. He has 28 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .704 with an OPS+ of 218. Yunel Escobar is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 21 hits in 84 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .321. The Angels as a unit have 171 base hits, including 27 doubles and 18 homers. Los Angeles has walked 64 times this year and they have struck out on 172 occasions. They have had 145 men left on base and have an OPS of .648. They have scored 3.41 runs per game and totaled 75 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +116
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