Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels 9/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Tyler Skaggs
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Cahill for the Athletics and Tyler Skaggs for the Angels.
Oakland opens at -135 while Los Angeles opens at +115. The Athletics have a 78-72-9 over/under record and a 84-75-0 run line mark. The Angels are 70-89-0 against the run line and have a 74-79-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 78-72-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 84-75-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 74-79-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 70-89-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 96-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.91 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 98 strikeouts over his 106 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 509 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 608 hitters and walked 224 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,283 base hits and 607 earned runs. They have allowed 180 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 464 batters and struck out 1,213. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Oakland is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Athletics hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 156 hits this season in 584 at bats with 96 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .447 and an OPS+ of 121. Marcus Semien is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 160 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 624 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .389. The Athletics have 1,389 hits, including 317 doubles and 223 home runs. Oakland has walked 535 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,348 times as a unit. They have left 1,069 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 5.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 799 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 78-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.91, Tyler Skaggs has a 8-9 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 126 strikeouts over the 122 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 123 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 574 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 580 batters and walked 254 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,335 base knocks and 651 earned runs this season. They have given up 201 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 531 hitters and struck out 1,353 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .338. He has 161 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 547 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .420 with an OPS+ of 110. Mike Trout is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .462. He has collected 145 hits in 463 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 199 and a slugging percentage of .629. The Angels as a unit have 1,303 base hits, including 243 doubles and 210 homers. Los Angeles has walked 504 times this year and they have struck out on 1,276 occasions. They have had 1,054 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 706 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +115
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