Angels vs. Athletics Pick
Will the Oakland Athletics manage another win at home when they take on the Los Angeles Angels at 10:05PM ET?
Friday, March 30, 2018
Location: Oakland Coliseum – Oakland, California
Weather: Sunny, 66 degrees, 6mph winds
Time: 10:05PM ET
The Athletics are putting Sean Manaea on the mound to face Tyler Skaggs of the Angels. Manaea was 12-10 last season with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. He had 140 strikeouts with 55 walks. Skaggs started 16 games last season, going just 2-6 with a 4.55 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. He had 76 strikeouts with 28 walks.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing the Athletics today. Oakland is currently getting 55 percent of the wagers for this game at home against the Angels.
Oakland doesn’t have anyone new listed on the injury report for today’s game. Los Angeles has both second baseman Ian Kinsler, as well as outfielder Chris Young, listed as questionable for this game. Kinsler hit .236 last season with 55 RBI for the Tigers last year. Young hit .235 last year with 25 RBI.
The Athletics picked up a 6-5 victory in 11 innings on Thursday. The two teams combined for 25 hits. Marcus Semien had a RBI single in the 11th to win the game for the Athletics. Semien finished with three hits while Khris Davis had two hits and drove in four runs. After Kendall Graveman gave up five runs over five innings, the Oakland bullpen pitched six scoreless innings.
Garrett Richards pitched five innings for the Angels, but gave up four runs and seven hits. Zack Cozart and Kole Calhoun each had three hits for the Angels on Thursday night. As a team, Los Angeles hit three home runs. Joining Cozart and Calhoun was Albert Pujols.
The Angels had the power hitting we would expect, but they couldn’t put multiple runners on base to really capitalize. Today the Angels send a questionable Skaggs to the mound and I think Manaea has the edge at home. Oakland should continue to grind out good at-bats and produce runs at home.
MLB PREDICTIONS: OAKLAND ATHLETICS -105