Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics 9/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Edwin Jackson
The Los Angeles Angels visit Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, September 20, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Edwin Jackson for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +125 and Oakland at -145. The Angels have a 70-77-5 over/under record and a 66-86-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 80-71-0 against the run line and have a 72-70-9 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 70-77-5 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 66-86-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 72-70-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 80-71-0 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
08/07/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 60-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 75-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.98 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 528 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 552 hitters and walked 239 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 3.99. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,248 base hits and 595 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 504 batters and struck out 1,287. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .246, good for 17th 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 .319 with an on-base percentage of .466. He has 141 hits this season in 442 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .629 and an OPS+ of 199. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 523 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Angels have 1,260 hits, including 233 doubles and 199 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 480 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,204 times as a unit. They have left 1,011 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 681 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 90-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.17, Edwin Jackson has a 5-3 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 82.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 67 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 576 batters and walked 215 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,223 base knocks and 578 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 444 hitters and struck out 1,149 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 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 12th in the league. The Athletics hold a .435 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 .257 with an OBP of .323. He has 152 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 592 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .380 with an OPS+ of 95. Jed Lowrie is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 148 hits in 555 at bats while driving in 91 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Athletics as a unit have 1,299 base hits, including 305 doubles and 205 homers. Oakland has walked 502 times this year and they have struck out on 1,280 occasions. They have had 1,013 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.85 runs per game and totaled 733 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +125
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