Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics Free Pick 9/23/13
Oakland Athletics (93-63) at Los Angeles Angels (76-79)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Tom Milone vs. Garrett Richards (R) (6-4) (3.626)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -136 / Oakland Athletics +128 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland A’s face off on Monday in Anaheim in a final week A.L. West match up.
The Los Angeles Angels didn’t live up to expectations this season and this could be a team ready to go through an overhaul. The Angels are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 37-41 at home this season, and they are three games under .500. As a team, the Angels are hitting .266, with Mike Trout hitting .326, Howie Kendrick hitting .300, and J.B. Shuck hitting .290. For game one against the A’s, the Angels start Garrett Richards, who is 7-6 with a 3.77 ERA for the season and he is 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Oakland A’s have wrapped up the A.L. West and now they are playing to finish with the best overall record in baseball. The A’s have won four games in a row, are 8-2 in their last 10 games, and they are 1.5 games behind the Red Sox for home field advantage in the American League. As a team the A’s are hitting .253 with Josh Donaldson hitting .306, Jed Lowrie hitting .288, and Daric Barton is hitting .280. For game one in L.A. the A’s start A.J. Griffin who is 14-9 with a 3.78 ERA for the season and e is 2-0 with a 3.32 ERA.
Los Angeles is 8-2 in their last 10 game one of a series, 5-2 in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 in Richard’s last seven starts. Oakland is 6-0 in their last six road games, 21-6 in their last 27 games, and 4-1 in Griffin’s last five starts. Oakland is 11-4 in their last 15 games in Los Angeles.
While the Angels anren't going anywhere this is their post season so look for them to treart it as so and for this game to be ight and low scoring.