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Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels - 6/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (30-38) at Oakland Athletics (28-40)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)

Jered Weaver (5-6) (5.71) vs. E Surkamp (0-4) (8.07)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -113 / Los Angeles Angels +103 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds


The O.co Coliseum will be alive and rocking once again on Sunday, as the Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland Athletics finish up their weekend set.

This will be the third game of the series. The A’s eked out a 3-2 win on Friday, and in Saturday’s game, the Angels bagged a dominant 7-1 victory.

Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels - 6/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


On Sunday, the Angels will be rolling with right-hander Jered Weaver. In his 13 starts and 5-6 record this year, Weaver has tabulated a 5.71 ERA with a 1.53 WHIP in 75.2 innings. Back on Monday against the Twins, Weaver stumbled with six runs (five earned) on eight hits across six innings.

Los Angeles’ batting order features a glut of electric players. Yoenel Escobar has 79 hits with 31 runs and 19 RBI thus far. Kole Calhoun has 73 hits with 42 runs and 38 RBI. Mike Trout has bashed 14 homers with 47 RBI, 75 hits and 47 runs. Trout slapped a solo homer on Saturday.

Over on the A’s side, we’ll be seeing lefty Eric Surkamp take the hill on Sunday. In his seven starts and 0-4 record, Surkamp has put up an 8.07 ERA with a 2.10 WHIP in 29 innings. On Tuesday against the Rangers, Surkamp gave up seven runs on seven hits in just 2.1 innings.

The Oakland lineup features a few notable names as well. Billy Burns has 59 hits to his credit this year alongside 29 runs and eight RBI. Danny Valencia has 59 hits with 32 runs, 10 homers and 27 RBI. Valencia had a hit and an RBI on Saturday. Khris Davis has a team-high 16 home runs with 45 RBI, 56 hits and 28 runs.

The Angels are 2-5 in their last seven game threes of a series, and 2-5 in their last seven games against a left-handed starter. Los Angeles is also 4-1 in Weaver’s last five Sunday starts, and 2-7 in Weaver’s last nine starts overall.
As for the Athletics, they’re 7-4 in their last 11 home games and 3-11 in their last 14 overall. Oakland is also 2-9 in their last 11 against the American League West and 7-25 in their last 32 games against a right-handed starter.

I’m not thrilled with either team here, but I’ll give the Angels a slight edge based on offense. The over is probably the most likely pick to come in.

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