Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels MLB Point Spread Picks 6/6/2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Tyler Skaggs
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (29-32, 4th in AL West) host the Oakland Athletics (30-30, 3rd in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The Athletics open this game at +121 while the Angels are priced at -131. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Athletics have been a dicey play for MLB wagerers, having gone 30-30-0 SU. The Angels are covering 47.5% of the time, going 29-32-0 straight up. The Angels have been strong for baseball bettors as favorites, going 17-12-0 SU. The Athletics are covering 36.4% of the time as the underdog, having gone 8-14-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a solid Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 29-31-0.
Oakland is covering 44.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 12-15-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels are covering 53.6% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 15-13-0 SU.
The Angels have been a solid Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 26-30-5.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/4/2019 Brett Anderson SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
6/1/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
5/27/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/26/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
2/19/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
6/4/2019 Kevan Smith C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
6/4/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/4/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/28/2019 Justin Upton LF Toe Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
5/21/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
5/9/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
4/17/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 30-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.78 and a WHIP of 1.16 this season. He has 47 strikeouts over his 69.2 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 226 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 496 base hits and 256 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 214 batters and struck out 475. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Oakland is hitting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 61 hits this season in 242 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 103. Matt Chapman is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 229 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .550. The Athletics have 515 hits, including 101 doubles and 94 home runs. Oakland has walked 206 times so far this season and they have struck out 470 times as a unit. They have left 410 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 294 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 29-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Tyler Skaggs has a 4-5 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 51 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 294 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 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 4.94. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 505 base knocks and 296 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 217 hitters and struck out 533 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.92.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Angels hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .465. He has 56 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .589 with an OPS+ of 184. Tommy La Stella is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 58 hits in 192 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .510. The Angels as a unit have 531 base hits, including 99 doubles and 81 homers. Los Angeles has walked 229 times this year and they have struck out on 385 occasions. They have had 427 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 303 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +121
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