Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/28/2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Tropeano vs. Frankie Montas
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (28-25, 2nd in AL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (24-28, 4th in AL West) at Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The Athletics open this contest at -195 while the Angels are coming in at +182. The O/U is set at 9.
The Angels have been a hot and cold option for bettors, having gone 24-28-0 SU. The Athletics are covering 52.8% of the time, going 28-25-0 straight up. The Athletics have been a strong pick for baseball wagerers as the favorite, going 20-14-0 SU. The Angels are covering 32.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 8-17-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been an awful Over bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 21-28-3.
Los Angeles covers 39.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 9-14-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics are covering 68.0% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 17-8-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a dicey Over bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 25-28-0.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
5/26/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
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
5/26/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Illness Probable for May 27
5/26/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/26/2019 Nick Martini LF Knee Expected to be out until at least May 28
5/24/2019 Khris Davis DH Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
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 24-28 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 211 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 253 hitters and walked 103 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 436 base hits and 252 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 192 batters and struck out 449. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .254, good for 11th in the league. The Angels hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Tommy La Stella is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 45 hits this season in 150 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .553 and an OPS+ of 144. Mike Trout is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .456. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 163 at bats. His OPS+ is 180 while his slugging percentage is at .589. The Angels have 444 hits, including 83 doubles and 69 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 189 times so far this season and they have struck out 323 times as a unit. They have left 357 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 246 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 28-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.40, Frankie Montas has a 6-2 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 60 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 197 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 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 433 base knocks and 218 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 184 hitters and struck out 428 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .354. He has 53 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 199 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .538 with an OPS+ of 140. Marcus Semien is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 57 hits in 212 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .406. The Athletics as a unit have 457 base hits, including 88 doubles and 78 homers. Oakland has walked 189 times this year and they have struck out on 408 occasions. They have had 367 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 264 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +182
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