Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/29/2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Griffin Canning vs. Daniel Mengden
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (29-25, 2nd in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (24-29, 4th in AL West) at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The Angels open this contest at +105 while the Athletics are coming in at -115. The over/under opens at 9.5.
The Angels have been a dicey option for MLB bettors, having gone 24-29-0 SU. The Athletics cover 53.7% of the time, going 29-25-0 straight up. The Athletics have been great for bettors as a favorite, going 21-14-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 30.8% of the time as the underdog, having gone 8-18-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been an excellent Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 22-28-3.
Los Angeles is covering 37.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 9-15-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics cover 69.2% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 18-8-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a pretty good Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 26-28-0.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
5/27/2019 Jonathan Lucroy C Illness Probable for May 28
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
5/27/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/26/2019 Nick Martini LF Knee Expected to be out until at least May 28
5/26/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/24/2019 Khris Davis DH Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/15/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
2/19/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 24-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Griffin Canning has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.42 and a WHIP of 1.06 this season. He has 29 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 215 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 255 hitters and walked 103 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 446 base hits and 260 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 194 batters and struck out 456. They have walked 3.7 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 4.90.
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 .332, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .450. He has 47 hits this season in 167 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .575 and an OPS+ of 175. Tommy La Stella is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 155 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Angels have 453 hits, including 86 doubles and 70 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 191 times so far this season and they have struck out 330 times as a unit. They have left 363 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 251 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 29-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.31, Daniel Mengden has a 1-1 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 201 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 4.04. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 442 base knocks and 223 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 186 hitters and struck out 435 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 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .359. He has 57 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 215 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 109. Matt Chapman is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 55 hits in 203 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .552. The Athletics as a unit have 467 base hits, including 92 doubles and 81 homers. Oakland has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 415 occasions. They have had 370 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 272 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +105
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