Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Preview

Oakland A’s vs LA Angels Pick 8-4-16 MLB Free Score Prediction & Odds, Preview

Oakland got off to a good start on a long road trip, winning two of three at Texas, but then lost all three games in Cleveland and dropped its first two games against the Angels. Last nights 8-6 had the Angels covering along with the over. The Angels improved to 4-2 on the homestand and used the long ball to do it, hitting 3 home runs. Including a walk-off, two-run blast by Albert Pujols in the ninth inning. I was glad to see Albert help me out last night as my Angels pick was saved with that blast because I had a side bet on the Angels (-1.5) runs.

 

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Athletics vs Angels; Time, Date, TV, Odds

GAME: Oakland Athletics (47-60) at Los Angeles Angels (49-58)
DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 04 – 7:05 PM EST
WHERE: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, CSN California (Oakland), FSN West (Los Angeles)
MONEY LINE: Athletics +130, Angels (-140)
RUN LINE: Athletics +1.5 (-175), Angels (-1.5) +150
TOTAL: 9 Over (-110)
Current MLB Betting Lines from Bovada

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Starting Pitchers:
Athletics RH Jesse Hahn (2-4, 5.53 ERA) vs
Angels RH Ricky Nolasco (4-8, 5.13)

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About Oakland A’s

Hahn is expected to be recalled from Triple-A to make his ninth start of the season. His last start was against Tampa Bay allowing just one run and four hits in 7 2/3 innings. His AAA numbers are an unimpressive 1-6 with a 3.66 ERA in 13 starts for Nashville this year. Hahn has made two career starts against the Angels, going 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 10 strikeouts over 12 2/3 innings.

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Oakland A’s Betting Trends

Money Line On Road; 23-31, -227 (42.6%)
Money Line As Road Underdog; 19-28, -250 (40.4%)
Money Line when Jesse Hahn starts; 4-4, -6 (50%)
Over/Under On Road; 29-23-2 (55.8%)
Over/Under vs LAA; 7-5 (58.3%)
Over/Under when Jesse Hahn starts; 4-4 (50%)

About Los Angeles Angels

Nolasco will make his debut with Los Angeles after being acquired from Minnesota prior to Monday’s trade deadline. Nolasco is 2-1 with one shutout and a 3.33 ERA in four career starts vs Oakland.

Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends

Money Line As Favorite; 22-19, -185 (53.7%)
Money Line vs OAK; 8-4, +219 (66.7%)
Over/Under At Home; 28-25-1 (52.8%)
Over/Under vs OAK; 7-5 (58.3%)

2016 Oakland vs Los Angeles Betting Results

4/11/2016: Los Angeles won 4 to 1, as a +117 underdog, Game came under 7.5
4/12/2016: Los Angeles won 5 to 4, as a -105 favorite, Game went over 8
4/13/2016: Los Angeles won 5 to 1, as a -105 favorite, Game came under 9
6/17/2016: Oakland won 3 to 2, as a +133 underdog, Game came under 8
6/18/2016: Los Angeles won 7 to 1, as a +100 underdog, Game came under 8.5
6/19/2016: Los Angeles won 2 to 0, as a -137 favorite, Game came under 9.5
6/23/2016: Oakland won 5 to 4, as a +125 underdog, Game went over 8.5
6/24/2016: Oakland won 7 to 4, as a +123 underdog, Game went over 9
6/25/2016: Oakland won 7 to 3, as a +120 underdog, Game went over 9
6/26/2016: Los Angeles won 7 to 6, as a -115 favorite, Game went over 8.5
8/2/2016: Los Angeles won 5 to 4, as a -150 favorite, Game went over 7.5
8/3/2016: Los Angeles won 8 to 6, as a -125 favorite, Game went over 9

MLB Umpire Betting Stats

Eric Cooper 15 Games: Home Teams 6-9, Over 4-11.
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Oakland vs Los Angeles MLB Pick

Oakland is fading in the second half and has already traded away some key players as they try once again to build for next year. However, they play an Angels team that isn’t much better and has spent a lot more money to be mediocre. Oakland does have some good young pitchers and Jesse Hahn is one of them. He has been impressive in previous starts against the Angels and I like him to do so again. Nolasco is a serviceable pitcher. He should eventually fit well at the end of the rotation but, he is not the answer to getting the Angels to the playoffs. I am glad to see one of my favorite umps behind the plate in Eric Cooper. He has been solid money on the under and that is one of my picks in the game. I am placing 50% of my bet on Oakland on the money line and 50% of my bet on the under.

A’s vs Angels Prediction:
Oakland 4 – Los Angeles 3

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