Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels 4/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Triggs vs. J.C. Ramirez
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Triggs for the Athletics and J.C. Ramirez for the Angels.
Oakland opens at +115 while Los Angeles opens at -125. The Athletics have a 3-4-1 over/under record and a 3-5-0 run line mark. The Angels are 2-5-0 against the run line and have a 2-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 3-4-1 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 3-5-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 2-5-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
03/29/18 C Josh Phegley Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Paul Blackburn Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
03/26/18 LF Renato Nunez Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Dull Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/31/18 2B Ian Kinsler Ribs 10-day DL (03/31)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
03/26/18 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 3-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Triggs has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.80 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 7 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.54 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 17 hitters and walked 5 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 75 base hits and 32 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 13 batters and struck out 44. They have walked 1.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 5.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
As a team Oakland is hitting .258, good for 8th in the league. The Athletics hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .400 with an on-base percentage of .455. He has 12 hits this season in 30 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .633 and an OPS+ of 211. Khris Davis is hitting .222 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 27 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Athletics have 70 hits, including 14 doubles and 5 home runs. Oakland has walked 29 times so far this season and they have struck out 71 times as a unit. They have left 67 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 3.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 27 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 5-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.71, J.C. Ramirez has a 0-1 record and a 1.50 WHIP this season. He has 3 strikeouts over the 4.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 11.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.48 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 34 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.03. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 47 base knocks and 23 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 32 hitters and struck out 70 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 7th in the league. The Angels hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .324. He has 7 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 30 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 138. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .379 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 11 hits in 29 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Angels as a unit have 69 base hits, including 15 doubles and 11 homers. Los Angeles has walked 13 times this year and they have struck out on 46 occasions. They have had 44 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 5.43 runs per game and totaled 38 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -125
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