Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Expert MLB Picks 6/27/2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Griffin Canning
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (42-38, 3rd in AL West) head to Angel Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (40-40, 4th in AL West). The moneyline on this game has the Athletics priced at +145 and the Angels are at -155. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Athletics have been good for baseball bettors, having gone 42-38-0 SU. The Angels are covering 50.0% of the time, going 40-40-0 straight up. The Angels have been a very good option for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 23-17-0 SU. Oakland has gone 14-17-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 45.2% of the time.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been an inconsistent Over bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 40-40-0.
Oakland covers 48.6% of the time away from home, having gone 18-19-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 55.6% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 20-16-0 SU.
The Angels have been an inconsistent Over bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 36-38-6.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/24/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/23/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/22/2019 Blake Treinen RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/18/2019 Nick Hundley C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
6/18/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/10/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
6/25/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
6/25/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/25/2019 Trevor Cahill SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
6/20/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/20/2019 Kevan Smith C Hand Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/19/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
4/17/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 42-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 94.1 innings pitched and he's given up 77 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 276 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 299 hitters and walked 122 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 669 base hits and 342 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 272 batters and struck out 637. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team Oakland is hitting .248, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 90 hits this season in 327 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 117. Matt Chapman is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .525. The Athletics have 694 hits, including 147 doubles and 124 home runs. Oakland has walked 267 times so far this season and they have struck out 621 times as a unit. They have left 538 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 5.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 406 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 40-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.88, Griffin Canning has a 2-4 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 55.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 344 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 387 batters and walked 156 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 674 base knocks and 387 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 281 hitters and struck out 700 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.97.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .463. He has 80 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 261 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .636 with an OPS+ of 191. Tommy La Stella is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 79 hits in 263 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .510. The Angels as a unit have 712 base hits, including 132 doubles and 115 homers. Los Angeles has walked 294 times this year and they have struck out on 528 occasions. They have had 571 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 406 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -155
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