Athletics vs. Angels Prediction
Can the Oakland Athletics go on the road and earn a big win over the Los Angeles Angels tonight at 10:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 10, 2018
10:07PM ET – Angel Stadium
TV: FSW, NSCA
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are the favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -110 to win. The Angels are getting a money line of +100 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 63 percent going on Oakland on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
The Athletics come into this weekend having won seven of their last eight, including a 3-2 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday. The Athletics are 68-47 overall and 35-24 on the road. Oakland is putting up 4.72 runs per game this season while allowing 4.22 per contest.
Brett Anderson gets the start for the Athletics tonight. He is making his ninth start of the season and comes into today with a 2-3 record, a 4.64 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. Anderson has pitched 42.2 innings this year and has 21 strikeouts with 11 walks.
Angels sweep the Tigers
The Angels haven’t had a great few weeks, but are coming off a sweep of the Tigers at home this week. Los Angeles is now 58-58 overall and 32-28 at home. The Angels are putting up 4.58 runs per game this season while allowing 4.23 per contest.
Felix Pena will start for the Angels on Friday night. He is 1-3 through eight starts with a 4.97 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. Pena has pitched a total of 38.0 innings this season and has 36 strikeouts with 17 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won six straight division games and they are 20-7 in their last 27 games following a win.
The Angels have lost Pena’s last four starts and they are 7-19 in their last 26 games following a day off.
The Athletics are playing at a high level right now and I think they have shown a consistency that Los Angeles has been seeking for months. The Angels beat up the Tigers, but the Athletics are not the Tigers. Oakland knows how to grind out wins and I think they will be able to get to Pena tonight and pick up another key victory.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -110