Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels 8/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Edwin Jackson vs. Felix Pena
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Edwin Jackson for the Athletics and Felix Pena for the Angels.
Oakland opens at -110 while Los Angeles opens at +100. The Athletics have a 53-54-8 over/under record and a 58-57-0 run line mark. The Angels are 52-64-0 against the run line and have a 56-57-3 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 53-54-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 58-57-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 56-57-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-64-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
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 10-day DL (07/07)
07/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (07/05)
06/26/18 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (06/24)
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)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/09/18 CF Mike Trout Wrist is "?" Friday vs Oakland Athletics
08/07/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (08/07)
08/04/18 P Tyler Skaggs Shoulder 10-day DL (08/01)
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 60-day DL (07/11)
07/05/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 60-day DL (06/27)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/21/18 C Rene Rivera Knee 60-day DL (05/17)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 68-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 2.87 and a WHIP of 1.06 this year. He has 35 strikeouts over his 47 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 420 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 950 base hits and 444 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 337 batters and struck out 879. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
As a team Oakland is hitting .248, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .316. He has 118 hits this season in 459 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .366 and an OPS+ of 91. Jed Lowrie is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 426 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .453. The Athletics have 980 hits, including 220 doubles and 154 home runs. Oakland has walked 379 times so far this season and they have struck out 976 times as a unit. They have left 773 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 543 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 58-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.97, Felix Pena has a 1-3 record and a 1.47 WHIP this season. He has 36 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 422 batters and walked 182 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 955 base knocks and 452 earned runs this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 399 hitters and struck out 1,004 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 17th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .344. He has 107 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 419 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 117. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 122 hits in 393 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Angels as a unit have 976 base hits, including 186 doubles and 158 homers. Los Angeles has walked 384 times this year and they have struck out on 910 occasions. They have had 794 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 531 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +100
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