A's vs. Angels - 4/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (9-10) at Oakland Athletics (8-12)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Jered Weaver (0-2) (5.24) vs. S Gray (2-0) (1.91)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -148 / Los Angeles Angels +138 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-West
The Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Tuesday in Oakland for game game one of their MLB series of American League West teams.
The Oakland A’s enter this series on a cold streak having lost their last four games in a row. Oakland is 3-7 in their last 10 games, 3-7 at home, and they are 4.5 games back in the AL West standings. As a team the A’s are hitting .268 with Stephen Vogt hitting .345, Ike Davis hitting .345, and Billy Butler hitting .325. The Athletics pitching staff has an ERA if 3.55 with the starters at 3.08 and the bullpen at 4.43. For game one against the Angels the A’s start Sonny Gray who has allowed 20 hits and six earned runs while striking out 19 over 28.1 innings for a 2-0 record and a 1.91 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels are still trying to be the team the won the AL West last season but right now they are in second place in the standings. The Angels are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 5-4 on the road, and they are three games behind the Astros in the standings. As a team the Angels are hitting .227 with Kole Calhoun hitting .328, Mike Trout hitting .318, and Johnny Giavotella hitting .302. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.73 with the starters at 4.00 and the bullpen at 3.25. For game one against the A’s the Angels start Jered Weaver who has allowed 29 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 12 over 22.1 innings for a 0-2 record and a 5.24 ERA.
Oakland is 0-4 as a home favorite, 1-4 following an off day, and 1-4 in Gray’s last five starts as a home favorite. Oakland is 3-7 in game one of a series, 2-6 as an underdog, and 1-5 in Weaver’s last six starts. Los Angeles is 9-3 in their last 12 starts against Oakland.
The total is set at seven and that looks to be a shade to the low side so my free pick here is the under. 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 Premium Picks are available for individual sale at Picks and Parlays.