Athletics at Angels - 8/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (47-58) at Los Angeles Angels (47-58)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Sean Manaea (3-5) (4.57) vs. M Shoemaker (5-11) (4.17)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Oakland Athletics --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Oakland Athletics look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Athletics have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.62 and have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 91 hits, Danny Valencia has 38 RBI and Marcus Semien has 22 home runs. Sean Manaea gets the nod, and he’s 3-5 with a 4.57 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. This will be Manaea’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels also could use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 10 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense continues to produce, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 122 hits, Mike Trout has 66 RBI and Albert Pujols has 20 home runs. Matt Shoemaker takes the hill, and he’s 5-11 with a 4.17 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 3-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day and 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Angels are 3-7 in their last 10 games following an off day and 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The Athletics are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
Not sure what's gotten into them, but the Los Angeles Angels are playing some inspired baseball in the second half and are consistently putting runs on the board. Shoemaker has also allowed three or less runs in seven of his last nine outings. Give me the Angels at home.