Angels vs. Athletics - 6/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (31-42) at Los Angeles Angels (31-43)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
() () vs. J Chacin (3-5) (5.50)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -138 / Oakland Athletics +128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels clash late Saturday night for game three of their series.
The Oakland Athletics look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 14 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics offense has heated up recently, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Danny Valencia leads Oakland with 64 hits, Jed Lowrie has 19 RBI and Khris Davis has 18 home runs. Dillon Overton will make his major league debut with this start. Overton was 15-13 with a 3.06 ERA and 231 strikeouts in his minor league career.
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The Los Angeles Angels are desperate for a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Angels have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.38 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 85 hits, Mike Trout has 49 RBI and Kole Calhoun has nine home runs. Jhoulys Chacin takes the hill, and he’s 3-5 with a 5.50 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. This will be Chacin’s second career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Angels are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League West and 8-21 in their last 29 vs. a team with a losing record. The Athletics are 6-13 in the last 19 meetings in Los Angeles.
I'm tired of picking the Angels and having them fall flat on their face. What in the world is up with this team? However, the A's have a pitcher in Overton who is making his major league debut. So, if the Angels can't take advantage of a first timer, there may be no hope.