Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/27/2019
Monday, May 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Pena vs. Chris Bassitt
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (23-28, 4th in AL West) travel to Oakland Coliseum on Monday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (27-25, 2nd in AL West). The Athletics open this contest at -124 while the Angels are priced at +114. The O/U opens at 9.
The Angels have been a less than ideal option for MLB bettors, having gone 23-28-0 SU. The Athletics cover 51.9% of the time, going 27-25-0 straight up. The Athletics have been a very good pick for MLB bettors as the favorite, going 19-14-0 SU. Los Angeles has went 8-17-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 32.0% of the time.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been an awful Over bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 20-28-3.
Los Angeles covers 39.1% of the time as the road team, having gone 9-14-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland covers 66.7% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 16-8-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a solid Under bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 25-27-0.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
5/25/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/25/2019 Andrew Heaney SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 26
5/22/2019 Kevan Smith C Concussion Expected to be out until at least May 29
5/21/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
5/20/2019 Michael Hermosillo LF Groin Expected to be out until at least May 30
5/18/2019 Justin Upton LF Toe Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/9/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
4/17/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
5/25/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Illness Probable for May 26
5/24/2019 Khris Davis DH Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/24/2019 Nick Martini LF Knee Expected to be out until at least May 26
5/20/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/16/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 3
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
5/15/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
2/19/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 23-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Pena has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.30 and a WHIP of 0.96 this season. He has 40 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 244 hitters and walked 100 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 429 base hits and 247 earned runs. They have allowed 79 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 188 batters and struck out 432. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .252, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .451. He has 45 hits this season in 160 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .563 and an OPS+ of 172. Tommy La Stella is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 146 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .555. The Angels have 433 hits, including 81 doubles and 68 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 185 times so far this season and they have struck out 318 times as a unit. They have left 351 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 239 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 27-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.48, Chris Bassitt has a 2-1 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 36.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 195 batters and walked 84 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 427 base knocks and 217 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 180 hitters and struck out 422 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .367. He has 57 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 208 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 115. Matt Chapman is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 51 hits in 195 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Athletics as a unit have 450 base hits, including 86 doubles and 76 homers. Oakland has walked 186 times this year and they have struck out on 403 occasions. They have had 363 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.85 runs per game and totaled 257 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +114
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