Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/29/2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Tyler Skaggs
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (43-39, 3rd in AL West) head to Angel Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (42-40, 4th in AL West). The Angels open this game at -140 while the Athletics are coming in at +130. The over/under opens at 9.5.
The Athletics have been pretty good for baseball wagerers, having gone 43-39-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 51.2% of the time, going 42-40-0 straight up. The Angels have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 25-17-0 SU. Oakland has went 15-18-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 45.5% of the time.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 41-41-0.
Oakland covers 48.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 19-20-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels cover 57.9% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 22-16-0 SU.
The Angels have been a less than ideal Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 37-39-6.
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 Marco Estrada SP Back 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
6/10/2019 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
6/26/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/26/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
6/20/2019 Kevan Smith C Hand Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/20/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 43-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 45 strikeouts over his 88.2 innings pitched and he's given up 93 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 308 hitters and walked 123 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 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 4.2. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 686 base hits and 350 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 275 batters and struck out 654. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team Oakland is hitting .247, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 92 hits this season in 336 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 115. Matt Chapman is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 308 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Athletics have 707 hits, including 149 doubles and 128 home runs. Oakland has walked 269 times so far this season and they have struck out 638 times as a unit. They have left 548 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 411 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 42-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.30, Tyler Skaggs has a 7-6 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 75.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 71 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 390 batters and walked 157 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 684 base knocks and 391 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 283 hitters and struck out 715 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.95.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .458. He has 81 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 268 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .623 with an OPS+ of 187. Tommy La Stella is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 80 hits in 271 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .498. The Angels as a unit have 731 base hits, including 133 doubles and 119 homers. Los Angeles has walked 300 times this year and they have struck out on 546 occasions. They have had 582 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.11 runs per game and totaled 419 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +130
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