Angels vs. Athletics Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Angels pick up another win on the road today when they take on the Oakland Athletics this afternoon at 4:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 16, 2018
4:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
TV: FSW; NSCA
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored today, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Angels are listed with a money line of +105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game has yet to be released. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Angels end skid
The Angels put an end to their 4-game losing streak on Friday with an 8-4 win at Oakland. Los Angeles is now 38-32 overall and 21-14 on the road. The Angels are putting up 4.56 runs per game at the plate while allowing 4.09 per contest this year.
John Lamb gets the start for the Angels today. He is making his debut for the team and his first MLB start since the 2016 season. He has been pitching well in Triple-A right now, posting a 3.44 ERA with 54 strikeouts in just over 49 innings of work.
The Athletics are now on a 4-game losing streak following Friday’s loss. All four losses have been by at least three runs. Oakland is now 34-36 on the season and 18-20 at home. The Athletics are averaging 4.34 runs per game this season while allowing 4.47 per contest.
Oakland has Sean Manaea on the mound for Saturday. He is 5-6 on the season through 14 starts. He has a 3.49 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. Manaea has pitched a total of 87.2 innings this season and has 64 strikeouts with 18 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are 5-1 in their last six games following a win and 7-1 in their last eight against a team with a losing record. However, they are just 2-5 in their last seven Saturday games.
Oakland is 2-12 in their last 14 home games against a team with a winning road record. They have also lost seven straight against a left-handed starter.
I don’t know what to think of this L.A. starter, but I do know that the Oakland hitters are struggling and their pitching hasn’t been good lately. Manaea has a strong WHIP, but he is giving up multiple runs in most starts. Given how poor Oakland has been playing lately, I will go with the Angels in a small upset.
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels +105