Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels 8/28/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Gossett vs. Andrew Heaney
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, August 28, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Daniel Gossett for the Athletics and Andrew Heaney for the Angels.
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Oakland opens at +155 while Los Angeles opens at -165. The Athletics have a 68-57-4 over/under record and a 67-62-0 run line mark. The Angels are 72-56-0 against the run line and have a 59-65-4 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 68-57-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 67-62-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 59-65-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-56-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/27/17 3B Ryon Healy Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Texas Rangers
08/26/17 P Paul Blackburn Wrist 10-day DL (08/23)
07/28/17 C Josh Phegley Oblique 10-day DL (07/25)
07/02/17 CF Dustin Fowler Knee 60-day DL (06/30)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 60-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/27/17 LF Cameron Maybin Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Houston Astros
08/22/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (08/18)
08/22/17 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (08/20)
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (07/03)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (06/15)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 57-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Gossett has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 5.49 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 44 strikeouts over his 59 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 427 hitters and walked 164 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,153 base hits and 596 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 399 batters and struck out 970. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team Oakland is hitting .242, good for 29th in the league. The Athletics hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 109 hits this season in 464 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 124. Jed Lowrie is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 463 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Athletics have 1,051 hits, including 243 doubles and 180 home runs. Oakland has walked 449 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,194 times as a unit. They have left 849 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 568 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 66-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.10, Andrew Heaney has a 0-0 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 15 hits. He allows 13.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 10.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 385 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 456 batters and walked 127 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,098 base knocks and 528 earned runs this season. They have given up 179 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 376 hitters and struck out 1,047 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 27th in the league. The Angels hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .342. He has 138 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 478 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .450 with an OPS+ of 113. Mike Trout is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .453. He has collected 97 hits in 302 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 196 and a slugging percentage of .652. The Angels as a unit have 1,059 base hits, including 193 doubles and 146 homers. Los Angeles has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on 942 occasions. They have had 835 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 558 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -165
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