Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels 8/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Deck McGuire
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, August 12, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Cahill for the Athletics and Deck McGuire for the Angels.
Oakland opens at +101 while Los Angeles opens at -111. The Athletics have a 53-55-8 over/under record and a 58-58-0 run line mark. The Angels are 52-65-0 against the run line and have a 56-58-3 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 53-55-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 58-58-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 56-58-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-65-0 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
08/10/18 CF Mike Trout Wrist 10-day DL (08/06)
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)
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 68-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.07 this year. He has 75 strikeouts over his 75 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 358 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 421 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 957 base hits and 448 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 337 batters and struck out 884. 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 4.16.
As a team Oakland is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Athletics hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 114 hits this season in 430 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .451 and an OPS+ of 118. Marcus Semien is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 462 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .364. The Athletics have 986 hits, including 221 doubles and 156 home runs. Oakland has walked 379 times so far this season and they have struck out 984 times as a unit. They have left 776 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 546 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 59-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.11, Deck McGuire has a 0-2 record and a 1.74 WHIP this season. He has 22 strikeouts over the 25.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 426 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 3.93. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 961 base knocks and 455 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 399 hitters and struck out 1,012 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 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 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 15th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .359. He has 122 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 396 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .432 with an OPS+ of 115. Justin Upton is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 109 hits in 423 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Angels as a unit have 983 base hits, including 186 doubles and 160 homers. Los Angeles has walked 384 times this year and they have struck out on 915 occasions. They have had 796 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 535 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -111
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