Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels 8/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Smith vs. Troy Scribner
The Oakland Athletics visit Angel Stadium on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Chris Smith for the Athletics and Troy Scribner for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +153 and Los Angeles at -163. The Athletics have a 69-57-4 over/under record and a 68-62-0 run line mark. The Angels are 72-57-0 against the run line and have a 59-66-4 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 69-57-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 68-62-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 59-66-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-57-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/28/17 2B Jed Lowrie Calf injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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
08/22/17 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 58-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Smith has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 5.56 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 25 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 427 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,161 base hits and 598 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 979. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Oakland is hitting .243, good for 28th in the league. The Athletics hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 110 hits this season in 468 at bats with 91 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 124. Jed Lowrie is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 464 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Athletics have 1,063 hits, including 244 doubles and 182 home runs. Oakland has walked 454 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,202 times as a unit. They have left 858 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 576 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 66-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.00, Troy Scribner has a 2-1 record and a 0.94 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 10 hits. He allows 5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 388 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 461 batters and walked 129 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 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,107 base knocks and 535 earned runs this season. They have given up 180 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 380 hitters and struck out 1,056 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 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 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .341. He has 139 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 482 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 113. Mike Trout is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .452. He has collected 97 hits in 305 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 194 and a slugging percentage of .646. The Angels as a unit have 1,067 base hits, including 194 doubles and 147 homers. Los Angeles has walked 416 times this year and they have struck out on 951 occasions. They have had 842 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 563 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -163
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