Angels vs. A's - 4/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (6-6) at Los Angeles Angels (5-6)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
K Graveman (1-1) (7.27) vs. M Shoemaker (2-0) (4.38)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -135 / Oakland Athletics +125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland A’s face off on Monday at the Big A in game one of their series of MLB AL West teams.
The Los Angeles Angels are still trying to get it figured out this season and they have a record below .500. Los Angeles is 4-6 in their last 10 games, tied for third place in the AL West, and they have lost their last two games. As a team the Angels are hitting .217 with Mike Trout hitting .364, Johnny Giavotella hitting .314, and David Freese hitting .213. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 4.22 with the starters at 4.78 and the bullpen at 3.09. For game one against the A’s the Angels start Matt Shoemaker who has allowed 12 hits and six runs while striking out 12 over 12.1 innings for a 2-0 record and a 4.38 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s are a game below .500 for the season but they are still in good position in the struggling American League West. The A’s are in second lace in the AL West, 3-3 on the road and 4-6 in their last 10 games. As a team the A’s are hitting .284 with Stephen Vogt hitting .368, Billy Butler hitting .347, and Ike Davis hitting .342. As a team the A’s itching staff has an ERA of 2.72 with the starters at 2.62 and the bullpen at 2.92. For game one against Angels the A’s start Kendall Graveman who has allowed 11 hits and eight runs while striking out four over 8.2 innings for a 1-1 record and a 7.27 ERA.
Los Angeles is 3-7 as a favorite, 5-12 in their last 17 games, and 8-1 in Shoemaker’s last nine starts as a favorite. Oakland is 2-5 against a team with a losing record, 6-22 as an underdog, and 7-21 as a road underdog. Oakland is 1-7 in their last eight games against Los Angeles.
While on the surface you think defense when it comes to these two, it actually should be an offensive game and my free pick is the over. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. As always my picks are available for individual sale at Picks and Parlays.