Athletics vs. Angels Pick
Will the Los Angeles Angels manage to win as a slight home underdog tonight when they take on the Oakland Athletics at 9:07PM ET?
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Location: Oakland Coliseum – Oakland, California
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 44 degrees, 11mph Winds
Time: 9:07PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Athletics are favored on the road today, as they are getting odds of -110 to win today. The Angels are listed with a money line of +100 to prevail. The over/under total is currently listed at 8.5 runs.
The pitching matchup today as Andrew Triggs on the mound for the Athletics to face JC Ramirez of the Angels. Triggs took a no-decision against the Rangers on Monday, pitching five innings while allowing one run and four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Ramirez pitched 4.2 innings against Cleveland in a loss, giving up five runs on five hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing the Angels today. Los Angeles is getting 61 percent of the wagers for this game as the underdog at home against Oakland.
Ian Kinsler is listed on the injury report for the Angels. He is probable to play today after being activated from the 10-day DL. Oakland’s Chad Pinder is questionable to play today due to a knee injury.
The Angels picked up a 13-9 win over Oakland on Friday behind a five-run seventh inning. Justin Upton broke the game open with a three-run home run in the seventh to give the Angels the lead for good. Upton and Andrelton Simmons each had three hits to lead the Angeles in the victory. Parker Bridwell only lasted 1.2 innings in his start for Los Angeles, as he allowed six runs and seven hits. The bullpen allowed three runs over the final 7.1 innings, as six pitchers combined to replace Bridwell.
Daniel Gossett lasted only 3.1 innings for Oakland, giving up five runs on five hits. The Oakland bullpen then allowed seven runs over 4.2 innings. The Athletics actually hit five home runs in the loss as Matt Chapman had two hits and drove in two runs while Jed Lowrie had three hits and drove in a run.
The Athletics may be favored, but I don’t trust them to win consistently on the road. Neither pitcher is really anything special and I like the Los Angeles hitters to produce more consistently than the Athletics. Los Angeles is 3-1 at home already this season so I will take them as a home underdog.
MLB PREDICTIONS: LOS ANGELES ANGELS +100