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MLB Predictions: Can Ohtani lead the Angels to a win over the Athletics?

Can the Los Angeles Angels win a four-game series on the road when it faces the Oakland Athletics today at 4:05PM ET?

GAME SNAPSHOT

(969) Los Angeles Angels at (970) Oakland Athletics

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Location: Oakland Coliseum – Oakland, California

Weather: Sunny, 64 degrees, 8mph winds

Time: 4:05PM ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Angels are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -115 to win today. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +105 at home. The over/under total is currently listed at 9.5 runs.

PITCHING MATCHUP

The Angels have Shonei Ohtani on the mound today to face Daniel Gossett of the Athletics. Ohtani is making his MLB debut today and garnered a lot of hype in the offseason as being able to pitch and hit. Gossett started 18 games last year in his rookie year and he went 4-11 with a 6.11 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP. He had 72 strikeouts with 31 walks.

Bet on MLB for Sunday, April 1, 2018

PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

The public is split for today’s game. Both teams are getting 50 percent of the wagers for this game with the Angels as a road favorite.

KEY INJURIES

The Angels have Ian Kinsler listed on the injury report for today’s game. He was placed on the 10-day DL after suffering a groin injury this weekend.

BETTING STRATEGIES

Oakland won the first game of the series on Thursday, 6-5. The Angeles have answered with a 2-1 win on Friday and an 8-3 victory on Saturday. Saturday’s win saw the Angels rack up the hits with Mike Trout putting up three hits and two RBI. Zack Cozart and Albert Pujols also each drove in two runs while picking up two hits.

Matt Shoemaker got the win on the mound for the Angels as he pitched 5.2 innings and allowed three runs. Daniel Mengden allowed six runs over 5.2 innings for Oakland to take the loss. Khris Davis and Matt Chapman each had a pair of hits for the Athletics in the loss.

This should be an interesting debut for Ohtani. The hype train has certainly been behind him, but there were also questions if he would even make the opening-day roster. Los Angeles still has the better hitters and the Angels should be able to beat up Gossett.

 

MLB PREDICTIONS: LOS ANGELES ANGELS -115

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