Athletics vs. Angels Prediction
Will the Los Angeles Angels fight their way past the Oakland Athletics once again when the two meet up tonight at 9:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:07PM ET – Angel Stadium
TV: FSW, NSCA
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +115 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Athletics drop opener
Oakland had been rolling along for the most part, but suffered a 4-3 loss to the Angels in the series opener on Friday. The Athletics are 68-48 overall and 35-25 on the road. Oakland is putting up 4.71 runs per game this season while allowing 4.22 per contest.
Edwin Jackson gets the start for Oakland this week. Jackson has started eight games this season and he has a 3-2 record with a 2.87 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. Jackson has pitched 47.0 innings and has 35 strikeouts and 14 walks.
Angels catching fire
The Angels are on a four-game win streak right now following their 4-3 win on Friday. Los Angeles is now 59-58 overall and 33-28 at home. The Angels are putting up 4.57 runs per game this season while allowing 4.22 per contest.
Tyler Skaggs will get the start for the Angels on Saturday. He has started 20 games this year and has an 8-7 record with a 3.34 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Skaggs has pitched 113.1 innings this season and has 118 strikeouts with 34 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won seven of their last eight Saturday games and 10 of their last 12 following a loss.
The Angels are 4-1 in their last five division games and 9-2 in Skaggs’ last 11 starts in the division.
The Angels have managed to win four straight without Mike Trout in the lineup. He won’t be available again tonight and I think eventually that is going to catch up with them. Jackson has pitched pretty well for Oakland and I think he can compete with Skaggs tonight. The Athletics have found ways to grind out wins this year and I think they will do the same tonight.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics +115