Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (61-75) at Oakland Athletics (58-78)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 5, 2016 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Jered Weaver (10-11) (5.21) vs. Raul Alcantara (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -105 / Los Angeles Angels -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels visit the Oakland Athletics with 4th in the West up for grabs.
The Los Angeles Angels have been playing their best baseball of the season but it’ way to late to make a difference. The hot run of the Angels continued in a 4-2 win at Seattle Sunday with the team now winners in nine of eleven. The LAA used seven pitchers who contained the Mariners attack while their own offense banged out ten hits and walked twice. CJ Cron went solo while Albert Pujols went 3-4 with a homer and two RBI’s to pace Los Angeles. Jered Weaver toes the rubber against the rival Athletics in Monday action. Weaver defeated Cincinnati 4-2 last time out with both runs given up on eight hits over 6.1 innings.
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The Oakland Athletics are in the role of spoiler but have struggled the past week or so. The Athletics had lost five in a row before squeezing out a 1-0 victory versus the visiting Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. This was all about pitching for the A’s with Kendal Graveman tossing 6.1 shutout innings with Ryan Dull and Ryan Madson putting up zeros. Oakland had almost no offense with two hits and a trio of bases on balls with Danny Valencia scoring an unearned run in the 9th. The Athletics have called up rookie Raul Alcantara from the minors for his major league debut. In 2016, Alcantara was 9-6 between AA and AAA with a combined 3.58.T
The under is 8-3 in the Angels last 11 on grass and the are 5-13 in their last 18 road games while he under is 9-4-1 in their last 14 overall. The under is 19-7 in Oakland’s last 26 overall and 19-7 in their last 26 on grass. Los Angeles are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Oakland and the under is 23-8-3 in Weavers last 34 starts versus Oakland. You have to like the way the Angels are playing…