A's vs. Angels Friday Prediction
California rivals the A’s and Angels have each won seven of their last 10 games, respectively, but it was the Halos that took Game 1 of their series with the Athletics last night. Will Oakland respond with an upset victory tonight to even the series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 28, 2019
10:07 p.m. ET, Angels Stadium of Anaheim, Los Angeles, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 51% of the betting tickets are on the Angels to beat the A’s on the moneyline.
Oakland A’s Fantasy Spin
Matt Olson hit his 14th home run of the year in Thursday's loss to the Angels. Angels starter Griffin Canning was pretty good on this night, but in the fourth inning he left a pitch where you don't leave a pitch to power hitters like Olson. The 25-year-old made him pay, launching a 431-foot homer to center to cut into the Angels' lead. It was the only hit for Olson in four at-bats on the evening. Having the hamate bone removed from your hand is supposed to sap your power, at least anecdotally, but Olson must have missed the memo -- in 46 games since returning from the injury, the first baseman has 14 home runs. Sap that.
Los Angeles Angels Fantasy Spin
Kole Calhoun hit a two-run home run and scored twice in a win over the Athletics on Thursday. Calhoun got all of a Tanner Anderson offering in the second inning and he knew it, dropping his bat and briefly watching it fly before beginning his trot around the bases. The ball landed approximately 427 feet away in left-center field. The dinger was No. 17 for Calhoun, who's got 40 RBI and 48 runs scored in 77 games this year. The power has been there but the average hasn't for the 31-year-old, who's batting .230/.323/.471 overall.
MLB Betting Trends
The A’s are 4-0 in Mike Fiers’ last four starts.
The Angels are 5-0 in their last five home games.
The A’s are a perfect 6-0 in their last six games coming off a loss and have won seven of their last 10 games. They’re also 8-3 in Fiers’ last 11 starts coming off five days of rest, are 6-2 in his last eight outings versus an opponent with a winning record and are 45-22 in their last 67 games when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous game.
Friday MLB Prediction: Oakland A’s +125