Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 6/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (29-43) at Los Angeles Angels (31-42)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
K Graveman (2-6) (4.87) vs. T Lincecum (1-0) (1.50)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -133 / Oakland Athletics +123 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-West
The Oakland Athletics go on the road to battle AL West rival the Los Angeles Angels.
The Oakland Athletics reside at the bottom of the American League West and are already in the position of spoiler with Texas running away with the division. Thursday’s 4-2 defeat to visiting Milwaukee saddled the Athletics with losses in six of eight. A’s starter Daniel Mengden fell to 0-3 with three runs allowed on seven hits and nine K’s over six frames. Oakland was held to five hits and a pair of walks with Coco Crisp going solo while Max Muncy singled in Yonder Alonso. The Athletics are slated to send Kendall Gravenman to the hill for his second straight start against the Angels. Graveman defeated the Angels 3-2 with a run given up over seven innings.
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The Los Angeles Angels not only need a hot streak they need a very long one. The Angels hot streak will have to wait another day to start after suffering a 3-2 defeat at Houston on Thursday. LAA starter Matt Shoemaker was solid on the mound with all three runs platted on eight hits and a pair of BB through 7.1 innings to fall to 3-8. Los Angeles mustered ten hits and a trio of walks with Yunel Escobar and Kole Calhoun driving in runs.Tim Lincecum toes the rubber for his second start of the season and second versus the Athletics. Lincecum defeated Oakland 7-1 with the lone run scoring on four hits and two BB in six frames.
Oakland are 6-20 in their last 26 road games and are 7-21 in their last 28 Thursday games while going 4-12 in their last 16 overall. I think I need to see more of Lincecum before laying down cash…