|Game||Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels|
|Date & Time||Saturday March 30, 2019, 9:07 PM (EDT)|
OAK -117 O/U 8.5
The Los Angeles Angels play the third game of a four-game series to open their regular season Saturday on the road against the Oakland Athletics. The Angels opened the season on Thursday with a 4-0 loss to Oakland. Mike Trout was 1-for-3 with one walk on opening day and was bothered by a leg cramp, but will play on Saturday. The loss spoiled Brad Ausmus’ debut as manager with the Angels
Oakland improved to 1-2 with its first win of the season shutting out the Angels on Thursday. Khris Davis hit his second home run of the season, while Marcus Semien hit a solo homer. The first win for Oakland came after the A’s had lost two straight in Japan last week to the Seattle Mariners.
Mike Trout is leading the Angels with a .333 batting average after opening day. The Angels managed just three hits with Trout, Tommy La Stella and Kole Calhoun each having one. Los Angeles is averaging .107 at the plate while opponents are averaging .233. The Angels will send Felix Pena to the mound on Saturday. Last season the right-hander was 3-5 with an ERA of 4.18, 85 Ks and 28 BBs.
Marcus Semien leads the A’s with a .455 batting average and in hits with five. Khris Davis leads in home runs with two and RBIs with five. The A’s are betting .234 while opponents are averaging .186. On Saturday, the A’s will send Brett Anderson to the mound. In 2018, the southpaw was 4-5 with an ERA of 4.48, 47 Ks and 13 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 5-2 in its last 7
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Angels last 6
Oakland is 1-4 in Anderson’s last 5 starts
The OVER has cashed in 12 of the A’ last 18
Los Angeles has problems winning in Oakland having lost 5 of the last 6 including Thursday’s 4-0 loss. The Angels have lost 5 of Pena’s last 7 starts on the road and each of their last 6 on the road. Oakland has won 13 of the last 16 on Saturday and 42 of the last 58 at home against a right-handed starter. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Athletics win 5-3