Angels vs. Athletics - 6/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (25-37) at Los Angeles Angels (29-30)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
J Chavez (2-6) (2.51) vs. H Santiago (4-3) (2.55)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -123 / Oakland Athletics +113 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, FSN-W
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Athletics have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Marcus Semien leads Oakland with 64 hits and 16 RBI while Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt have combined for 76 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have split their last six road games. Jesse Chavez gets the nod, and he’s 2-6 with a 2.51 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Chavez is 1-5 with a 4.02 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Angels have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads with 66 hits and 36 RBI while Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun have combined for 61 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last seven home games. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 2.55 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 3-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. American League West and 1-5 in Chavezs last 6 starts. The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Santiagos last 7 starts as a home favorite. The Athletics are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-11 in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Angels have been money as of late on their home field and Santiago has had far more success than Chavez. I like the home team and the reasonable chalk.