Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/30/2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Andrew Heaney
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (44-39, 3rd in AL West) travel to Angel Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (42-41, 4th in AL West). The Athletics open this game at +135 while the Angels are coming in at -145. The total has been set at 9.5.
The Athletics have been a solid option for baseball bettors, having gone 44-39-0 SU. The Angels cover 50.6% of the time, going 42-41-0 straight up. The Angels have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite, going 25-18-0 SU. Oakland covers 47.1% of the time as an underdog, having gone 16-18-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a decent Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 41-42-0.
Oakland covers 50.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 20-20-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels cover 56.4% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 22-17-0 SU.
The Angels have been a decent Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 37-40-6.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/28/2019 Khris Davis DH Hand Probable for Jun 29
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
6/28/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 44-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 65 strikeouts over his 67.2 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 308 hitters and walked 124 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 4.16. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 694 base hits and 351 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 277 batters and struck out 658. 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 4.28.
As a team Oakland is hitting .246, 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. Matt Chapman is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 82 hits this season in 311 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 135. Marcus Semien is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 93 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 340 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .435. The Athletics have 713 hits, including 149 doubles and 131 home runs. Oakland has walked 275 times so far this season and they have struck out 649 times as a unit. They have left 552 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 418 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 42-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.99, Andrew Heaney has a 1-1 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 30.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 398 batters and walked 162 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 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 690 base knocks and 398 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 289 hitters and struck out 726 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 4.98.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Tommy La Stella comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .349. He has 82 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 276 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 124. Mike Trout is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .453. He has collected 81 hits in 272 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 184 and a slugging percentage of .614. The Angels as a unit have 739 base hits, including 134 doubles and 119 homers. Los Angeles has walked 302 times this year and they have struck out on 550 occasions. They have had 590 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 421 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +135
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