Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 9/5/2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Suarez vs. Chris Bassitt
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (65-74, 4th in AL West) travel to Oakland Coliseum on Thursday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (79-58, 2nd in AL West). The line on this matchup has the Angels priced at +172 and the Athletics are at -205. The O/U is set at 10.
The Angels have been a solid choice for baseball wagerers, having gone 65-74-0 SU. Oakland is covering 57.7% of the time, going 79-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a less than ideal Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 69-63-7.
The Angels are covering 42.9% of the time on the road, having gone 30-40-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland is covering 64.7% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 44-24-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 62-73-2.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/3/2019 Justin Anderson RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/31/2019 Cam Bedrosian RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/28/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/22/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Out for the season
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/3/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/26/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 65-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Suarez has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 6.71 and a WHIP of 1.65 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 63 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He's allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 622 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 658 hitters and walked 265 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,216 base hits and 691 earned runs. They have allowed 220 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 486 batters and struck out 1,226. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .252, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. David Fletcher is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 144 hits this season in 504 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .391 and an OPS+ of 96. Mike Trout is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 102 men in 461 at bats. His OPS+ is 184 while his slugging percentage is at .646. The Angels have 1,201 hits, including 238 doubles and 197 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 519 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,057 times as a unit. They have left 973 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 695 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 79-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.67, Chris Bassitt has a 9-5 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 118 strikeouts over the 130 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 111 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 487 batters and walked 190 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,154 base knocks and 563 earned runs this season. They have given up 168 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 420 hitters and struck out 1,070 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .346. He has 129 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 498 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 132. Marcus Semien is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 153 hits in 562 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .488. The Athletics as a unit have 1,175 base hits, including 247 doubles and 216 homers. Oakland has walked 480 times this year and they have struck out on 1,114 occasions. They have had 907 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 711 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels (+172)
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