Angels vs. Athletics Prediction
After splitting the first two games of the series, who will win the rubber match when the Oakland Athletics host the Los Angeles Angels at 4:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, June 17, 2018
4:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
TV: FSW; NSCA
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +110 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 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 fall again
The Angels suffered a 6-4 loss at Oakland on Saturday. They have now dropped five of their last six games. Los Angeles is now 38-33 overall and 21-15 on the road. The Angels are putting up 4.55 runs per game at the plate while allowing 4.11 per contest this year.
Andrew Heaney gets the start for the Angels on Sunday. He has started 11 games this year and has a 3-5 record with a 3.68 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Heaney has pitched a total of 63.2 innings this season and has 60 strikeouts and 20 walks.
Oakland put an end to their four-game losing streak on Saturday with a 6-4 win over the Angels. Oakland is now 35-36 on the season and 19-20 at home. The Athletics are averaging 4.37 runs per game this season while allowing 4.46 per contest.
Oakland has Daniel Mengden starting this afternoon. He is 6-6 this year through 14 starts and has a 3.90 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP. Mengden has pitched a total of 83.0 innings and has 52 strikeouts with 15 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are 3-7 in their last 10 Game 3’s of a series. They are also 1-5 in their last six road games and 2-5 in Heaney’s last seven starts against AL West opponents.
The Athletics are 20-7 in their last 27 Sunday games. They are also 7-19 in their last 26 against AL West opponents.
The Athletics were able to pick up a needed win and Mengden is a guy that can lead them to another victory. While his strikeout numbers aren’t strong, his ERA and WHIP are. Heaney has been pretty good this year, but coming off a short start where he allowed five runs in three innings. I think Oakland finds a way to win again this afternoon.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics +110