Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics MLB Point Spread Picks 3/31/2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Frankie Montas
The Los Angeles Angels head to Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, March 31, 2019 to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Frankie Montas for the Athletics.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -107 and Oakland at -103. The Angels had a 80-88-9 over/under mark and a 79-98-0 run line record last year. The Athletics were 86-77-0 against the run line and had a 80-73-10 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels were 80-88-9 against the over/under last year
The Los Angeles Angels were 79-98-0 against the run line last season
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics were 80-73-10 against the over/under last year
The Oakland Athletics were 86-77-0 against the run line last season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
03/27/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day IL (03/16)
03/25/19 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Shohei Ohtani Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 P Taylor Cole Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
03/27/19 P Chris Bassitt Leg 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 C Chris Herrmann Knee 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Jharel Cotton Arm 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 1B Matt Olson Hand 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 LF Nick Martini Knee 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels had a 80-82 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs had a 8-10 record with an earned run average of 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.33. He had 129 strikeouts over his 125.1 innings pitched and he gave up 127 hits. He allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.63. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.92 and they gave up 586 base hits on the year. Teams hit .244 against the bullpen and they struck out 603 hitters while walking 259 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They were 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Angels pitchers collectively gave up 1,353 base hits and 662 earned runs last year. They allowed 205 home runs last season, ranking them 7th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff walked 546 batters and struck out 1,386. They walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit was 4.36.
As a team Los Angeles hit .242, good for 21st in the league. The Angels held a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which was good for 20th in baseball. They ranked 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Trout hit .312 with an on-base percentage of .460 last year. He had 147 hits last season in 471 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .628 and an OPS+ of 199. Kole Calhoun hit .208 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .283. He totaled 102 hits and he drove in 57 men in 491 at bats. His OPS+ was 80 while his slugging percentage was at .369. The Angels had 1,323 hits last season, including 249 doubles and 214 home runs. Los Angeles walked 514 times last year and they struck out 1,300 times as a unit. They left 1,071 men on base and had a team OPS of .726. They scored 4.45 runs per contest and scored a total of 721 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland had a 97-65 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.88, Frankie Montas had a 5-4 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He had 43 strikeouts over the 65 innings he pitched. He also gave up 74 hits. He allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.9. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.37 and they gave up 524 base hits on the year. Teams hit .218 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers struck out 627 batters and walked 234 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allowed 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They were 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Athletics pitchers as a team surrendered 1,303 base knocks and 621 earned runs last season. They gave up 184 home runs last year, which ranked 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff walked 474 hitters and struck out 1,237 batters. They gave up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.21 while their FIP as a staff was 4.19.
As a team, they batted .252, good for 12th in the league. The Athletics held a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which was good for 10th in baseball. They ranked 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup after batting .255 with an OBP of .318 last season. He had 161 hits last year along with 70 RBI in 632 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .388 with an OPS+ of 94. Khris Davis hit .247 last season and he had an OBP of .326. He collected 142 hits in 576 at bats while driving in 123 runs. He had an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .549. The Athletics as a unit had 1,407 base hits last season, including 322 doubles and 227 homers. Oakland walked 550 times last year and they struck out on 1,381 occasions. They left 1,085 men on base and had an OPS of .764. They scored 5.02 runs per game and totaled 813 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -107
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