Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (66-66) at Oakland Athletics (58-75)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
A Heaney (5-2) (3.11) vs. S Gray (12-6) (2.13)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -142 / Los Angeles Angels +132 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, CSN-California
The Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Wednesday for game three of their MLB series on AL West teams.
The Oakland A’s were unable to follow up on Monday’s win over the Angels as they lost on Tuesday. Brett Lawrie hit a home run, Billy Butler had two hits, and Josh Reddick had a hit as the A’s scored two runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Cody Marti allowed six hits and five runs while lasting just 3.0 innings to take the loss. For Wednesday’s game the A’s start Sonny Gray who has allowed 132 hits and 43 earned runs while striking out 150 over 181.2 innings for a 12-6 record and a 2.13 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels bounced back from Monday’s loss to beat the A’s on Tuesday. Kole Calhoun had three hits including a home run, Carlos Perez had two hits, and Mike Trout had a hit as the Angels scored six runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker allowed five hits and a run while striking out five over 7.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 7-9 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Angels start Andrew Heaney who has allowed 68 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 50 over 72.1 innings for a 5-2 record and a 3.11 ERA.
Oakland is 7-3 in their last 10 home games, 16-37 against a left-handed starter, and 5-2 in Gray’s last six starts in game three of a series. Los Angeles is 8-19 in their last 27 road games, 14-42 in their last 56 games as an underdog, and 5-2 in Heaney’s last seven starts against a team with a losing record. Los Angele is 1-4 in the last five meetings of these two.
I am not expecting a ton of runs here so my free pick is the under. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.