Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels - 6/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (35-33) at Oakland Athletics (29-41)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
G Richards (7-4) (3.59) vs. S Kazmir (3-4) (2.84)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -125 / Los Angeles Angels +115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels continue their AL West tilt at the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Angels haven’t stormed to the top of the American League West but that hasn’t happened yet. The Angels had rallied from way back to defeat Sonny Gray and Oakland in the series opener but fell flat in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat. Starter Jered Weaver was charged with all four runs on six hits over 5.2 frames to absorb the loss. The offense consisted of five singles and four walks with Erick Aybar driving in Mike Trout with the lone run. Garrett Richards is shooting for his third straight wins when he opposes Oakland on Sunday. Richards was at his best in his last outing where he allowed an unearned run over seven frames of a 4-1 win against Arizona.
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A dreadful start to the season has the Oakland Athletics scrambling to right the ship and get back in the American League West race. The Athletics bounced back from Friday’s disappointing loss with some timely hitting and outstanding pitching carrying the day. Starter Jesse Hahn took care of business on the bump with the lone run plated on four hits and four free passes through 7.2 innings to pick up the win. The A’s racked up eleven hits and walked three times with Stephen Vogt going 3-3 with an RBI while Josh Reddick and Maxwell Muncy both drove in runs and scored.Scott Kazmir is scheduled to be on the bump to face the Angels for the first time in 2015. Kazmir defeated San Diego 6-5 with three runs plated (two earned) on five hits in five innings.
The Angels are 2-12 in their last 14 Sunday games and the under is 7-0-1 in Richards' last 8 Sunday starts while Los Angeles are 20-7 in Richards' last 27 starts. The over is 5-1-2 in Oakland’s last 8 Sunday games and is 21-9 in their last 30 home games and 9-3 in Kazmirs last 12 home starts. The Angels are 2-6 in Richard’s last 8 starts versus Oakland. I don’t see much difference here and the Angels don’t impress me and get my vote only because they have the better odds…