Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics 9/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Liam Hendriks
The Los Angeles Angels visit Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Liam Hendriks for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +130 and Oakland at -140. The Angels have a 69-76-5 over/under record and a 65-85-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 80-70-0 against the run line and have a 71-70-9 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 69-76-5 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 65-85-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 71-70-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 80-70-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/04/18 DH Albert Pujols Knee 60-day DL (09/04)
08/15/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 60-day DL
08/13/18 P Tyler Skaggs Groin 10-day DL (08/12)
08/07/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (08/07)
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 60-day DL (07/11)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 60-day DL (06/27)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/15/18 P Sean Isaac Elbow 10-day DL (05/14)
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
09/16/18 P Trevor Cahill Back is doubtful for next scheduled start
08/26/18 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/06/18 LF Jake Smolinski Blood Clot 60-day DL (08/05)
07/25/18 P Kendall Graveman Elbow is out for season
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
07/08/18 P Paul Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (07/07)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 60-day DL (06/04)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 74-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 123 strikeouts over his 116.2 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 521 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 544 hitters and walked 234 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,241 base hits and 588 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 497 batters and struck out 1,276. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .246, good for 18th in the league. The Angels hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .466. He has 139 hits this season in 437 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .625 and an OPS+ of 197. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 519 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Angels have 1,251 hits, including 232 doubles and 197 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 476 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,197 times as a unit. They have left 1,007 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 672 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 90-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.60, Liam Hendriks has a 0-1 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 17.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He's allowing 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 570 batters and walked 211 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,214 base knocks and 569 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 440 hitters and struck out 1,142 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .323. He has 152 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 589 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .382 with an OPS+ of 96. Jed Lowrie is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 148 hits in 553 at bats while driving in 91 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Athletics as a unit have 1,292 base hits, including 304 doubles and 205 homers. Oakland has walked 495 times this year and they have struck out on 1,269 occasions. They have had 1,007 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 726 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels +130
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