Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (65-92) at Los Angeles Angels (82-74)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
C Bassitt (1-7) (3.07) vs. N Tropeano (2-2) (4.36)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -162 / Oakland Athletics +152 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros face off on Tuesday in Anaheim in game two of their MLB series of AL West teams.
The Los Angeles Angels were able to hold their ground in the American League Wildcard race as they beat the A’s on Monday. Albert Pujols hit a home run, C.J. Cron had three hits, and Erick Aybar had a hit as the Angels scored five runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago allowed three hits and four runs while striking out four over 5.2 innings to not get a decision as Trevor Gott earned the win. For Tuesday’s game the Angels start Nicholas Tropean who has allowed 37 hits and 15 runs while striking out 27 over 31 innings for a 2-2 record and a 4.35 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s had a chance to play spoiler on Monday but they came up short losing to the Angels. Marcus Semien hit a home run, Coco Crisp had two hits, and Billy Butler had a hit as the A’s scored four runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Felix Doubront allowed five hits and four runs while striking out four over 6.0 innings to not get a decision and Edward Mujica took the loss. For Tuesday’s game the A’s start Chris Bassittwho has allowed 65 hits and 26 earned runs while striking out 57 over 76.1 innings for a 1-7 record and a 3.07 ERA.
Los Angeles is 6-0 in their last six games, 7-1 in their last eight home games, and 59-28 in their last 87 home games against a team with a losing road record. Oakland is 8-21 in their last 29 road games, 1-8 in their last nine games, and 0-6 against the AL West. Oakland is 4-12 in their last 16 games in Los Angeles.
With the total set at 8.5 the over looks to be the best play for this one.