Athletics vs. Angels Pick
Will the Los Angeles Angels be able to defend their home turf when they host the Oakland Athletics at 10:07PM ET?
Friday, April 6, 2018
Location: Angel Stadium – Anaheim, California
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 63 degrees, 8mph Winds
Time: 10:07PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Angels are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -140 to win today. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +120 to win. The over/under total is currently listed at 9 runs.
The Angels have Parker Bidwell on the mound today to face Daniel Gossett of the Athletics. Bidwell is making his first start of 2018. He started 20 games last season for the Angels and went 10-3 with a 3.64 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. He had 73 strikeouts with 30 walks. Gossett lost to the Angels at home last Sunday, allowing four runs over four innings on six hits and two walks. He didn’t record a strikeout.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing the Angels tonight. Los Angeles is getting 68 percent of the wagers for this game as the favorite against the Athletics.
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 and will be eligible to return on Tuesday. Oakland shortstop Chad Pinder is questionable to play tonight after hyperextending his right knee.
The Angels won three of four at Oakland to open the 2018 season. They come into this weekend series with a 5-2 record after taking two of three from Cleveland. Texas is putting up 5.43 runs per game this season while allowing 3.43 per game. Amazingly Shohei Ohtani is leading the team with two home runs and five RBI. Mike Trout also has the same. Zack Cozart also has a pair of home runs for Los Angeles.
Oakland is just 3-5 on the season after splitting four games at home with the Rangers. This will be the Athletics first road game. Oakland is averaging 3.38 runs per game this far while allowing 4.38 per contest. Matt Chapman is hitting .400 with two home runs and five RBI to lead Oakland. Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis have also driven in four runs.
The Angels won three games over the Athletics by a combined score of 17-8. The lone loss was just by a single run. Gossett has already been beat up by this L.A. lineup, so I don’t see why that will change tonight at home for the Angels. Los Angeles is actually listed at +145 if you take the -1.5 run line. I will just stick with the standard bet, but I could see a lopsided win again.
MLB PREDICTIONS: LOS ANGELES ANGELS -140