Angels at Athletics 6/16/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time: 6/16/2018, 8:05 PM UTC
Latest Odds: OAK -125 Total 9
TV Channel: FSW

AL West Division rivals will clash on Saturday afternoon, when the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics resume their weekend series. Last night, Mike Trout and Justin Upton scored two runs apiece to spark Los Angeles to an 8-4 victory. SP Tyler Skaggs (6-4) struck out eight batters and allowed two runs for the Angels, who are six games above .500 overall.

Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia has yet to name a starting pitcher for this contest. The Angels rank 8th in quality starts and 11th in team ERA at 3.74 runs allowed per game.
The Oakland Athletics enter this game looking to snap a four-game losing streak and trying to stay relevant in the division race. On Friday, SP Chris Bassitt (0-2) was tagged for six runs (two earned) in four innings and took the loss. Jed Lowrie went 3-for-4 for the Athletics, who trail Houston by 11.5 games for first place.

Twenty-six year old southpaw Sean Manaea (5-6 3.49 ERA) will get the nod for the Athletics on Saturday. In his last start, Manaea allowed six hits and two runs over seven plus frames during a 3-2 victory versus Kansas City.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Angels are 1-7 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Athletics are 1-4 in Manaeas last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 4-0-1 in Tropeanos last 5 starts overall.
Under is 7-1 in Manaeas last 8 home starts.
Athletics are 2-5 in Manaeas last 7 starts vs. Angels.

Free MLB Pick: OVER 9 Runs

Los Angeles SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) has resumed some light baseball activities. Through 70 games, Los Angeles ranks 13th in batting average and 9th in runs scored. For the season, Oakland ranks 19th in batting average and 14th in runs scored. Take the over to hit again on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Athletics win high scoring game 7-6.


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