Angels vs. A’s MLB Prediction
American League West rivals will play a matinee on Tuesday afternoon when the A’s host the Angels at 3:37 p.m. ET. With Jose Suarez set to oppose James Kaprielian in the pitching matchup, what’s the best play for bettors when it comes to this division rivalry?
913 Los Angeles Angels (+130) at 914 Oakland A’s (-149); o/u 9
3:37 p.m. ET, Tuesday, July 20, 2021
RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Los Angeles Angels DFS Notes
David Fletcher went 2-for-3 with a walk on Monday in the Angels’ loss to the Athletics. Fletcher may have seen his epic 26-game hit streak come to an end over the weekend, but started a new one with a pair of hits on Monday evening. The contact-oriented 27-year-old doesn’t offer much in terms of over-the-fence pop, but he’s an elite batting average contributor for fantasy managers as a middle infield option moving forward. He’s hitting .316/.343/.399 with 54 runs scored, two homers, 38 RBI and four steals across 373 plate appearances this season.
Oakland A’s DFS Notes
Ramón Laureano walloped a go-ahead three-run homer on Monday, lifting the Athletics to a 4-1 win over the Angels. The Athletics failed to manufacture anything offensively for six innings against two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, but finally broke through when Laureano walloped a three-run moonshot to left field — his 14th round-tripper of the season — off righty reliever Steve Cishek in the seventh inning. It was the first time he’s gone deep since June 22.
Angels vs. A’s MLB Betting Prediction
The Angels are now 7-20 in their last 27 games in Oakland and are 8-21 in their last 29 games versus the A’s overall. The Angels have also dropped nine of their last 11 games versus the rest of the American League West, are 2-5 in their last seven games overall and have dropped nine of their last 13 games on the road. On the other side, the A’s are 4-1 in their last five divisional matchups, are 115-54 in their last 169 games as a home favorite and have won 46 of their last 68 home games when facing a left-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: OAKLAND A’S -148