Angels vs. Athletics Prediction

Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics 9/20/18, Prediction & Odds

The Oakland Athletics dominated in shutout fashion last night at home over the Los Angeles Angels. Will Oakland take care of business again this afternoon in the series finale?

Game Snapshot

907 Los Angeles Angels at 908 Oakland Athletics

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Oakland Coliseum at 3:35PM ET

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Athletics are a -134 favorite on the moneyline. The Angels are a +124 underdog, while the over-under is set at 9 runs. As of Thursday morning, 71 percent of public bets are being placed on host Oakland. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Piscotty homers, drives in five

Matt Chapman finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a 10-0 victory at home last night over Los Angeles. Jed Lowrie was 1-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Khris Davis went 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored. Stephen Piscotty ended the contest 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two runs and five RBIs. Ramon Laureano was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Brett Anderson picked up the win as he threw 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball with three hits allowed, three strikeouts and no walks.

Angels held to three hits 

Michael Hermosillo went 1-for-2 off the bench last night in the loss at the A's, while Shohei Ohtani and Jefry Marte both finished 1-for-3. Felix Pena surrendered six earned runs on six hits over four innings to take the loss, striking out three and walking one.

Matt Shoemaker (2-1, 3.98 ERA) draws the start today for LA, while Oakland turns to Edwin Jackson (5-3, 3.17).

MLB Betting Trends

Los Angeles

The under is 13-6 in the last 19 Angels games overall. The over is 7-2 in Shoemaker's last nine starts on grass.

Oakland

The over is 12-4 in the last 16 Athletics games overall. Oakland is 28-10 in its last 38 home games.

Prediction:

Shoemaker has looked pretty good since returning from injury and theoretically he should be getting stronger with each start. Jackson has overachieved since joining the A's rotation and is still in line for some regression. After a 10-run outburst, expect the Oakland bats to slow down enough for Los Angeles to get the win as underdogs.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES ANGELS +124

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