Angels vs. Athletics - 6/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (30-42) at Los Angeles Angels (31-42)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
() () vs. Jered Weaver (6-6) (5.10)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Oakland Athletics --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels meet Friday night for game two of their series.
The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Athletics have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics offense has heated up recently, and they’ve won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Danny Valencia leads Oakland with 63 hits, Jed Lowrie has 19 RBI and Khris Davis has 17 home runs. Eric Surkamp gets the ball, and he’s 0-5 with a 7.20 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Surkamp is 0-2 with a 3.38 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels could also use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Angels have allowed 11 runs in their last three runs and four or more runs in 10 of their last 17 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.37 and have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 85 hits, Mike Trout has 48 RBI and Kole Calhoun has nine home runs. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 5.10 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 14-11 with a 2.62 ERA and 165 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 6-20 in their last 26 road games and 0-6 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series. The Angels are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 3-7 in Weavers last 10 starts. The Angels are 13-6 in Weavers last 19 starts vs. Athletics.
You're better off leaving this game alone considering neither one of these teams plays with a lick of consistency. However, the Angels are at home and do have a veteran pitcher in Weaver on the hill who should be able to give Los Angeles a chance to win. So, if forced to pick, I'd side with the Angels.