Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (65-90) at Los Angeles Angels (80-74)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
F Doubront (3-3) (5.53) vs. H Santiago (9-9) (3.47)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -170 / Oakland Athletics +155 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels look to stay in the postseason hunt with a win against the Oakland Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics have been fading but have chance to damage the Angels playoff hopes this week. The Athletics continued to fade in a 5-4 defeat to visiting San Francisco that saddled the team with losses in eight of eleven. Starter Sean Nolin was charged with all five runs (three earned) on seven hits through 2.1 innings before the bullpen stopped the bleeding to give the bats a chance. The A’s posted eight hits and walked three times with Billy Burns going 2-5 with a pair of RBI’s.Left hander Felix Doubront draws Mondays series opening start against the playoff hopeful Angels. Doubront has eleven starts under his belt and is 3-3 with a 5.53 ERA in 68.1 innings.
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The Los Angeles Angels have been heating up and whether it’s enough to get in to the playoffs remains to be seen. The Los Angeles Angels stayed hot as they squeezed out a 3-2 win versus Seattle for their 8th win in eleven contests. Jered Weaver gave the Angels five innings of one run baseball with four relievers holding off the Mariners bats. Los Angeles managed nine hits with David Freese going solo while Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols driving in runs. Left hander Hector Santiago opens the series on the mound against the Athletics. Santiago has been dependable but doesn’t always get a ton of support which is why he is 9-9 despite a 3.47 ERA.
The over is 13-3-1 in Oakland’s last 17 Monday games and is 23-8-1 in their last 32 overall while going 23-8-1 in their last 32 on grass. Los Angeles are 7-2 in Santiago’s last 9 home starts and the under is 7-3 in Santiago’s last 10 on grass while going 7-3 in Santiago’s last 10 starts overall. The over is 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings and is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles. I’m going with the hot squad that has a ton to play for…