Angels vs. Athletics - 8/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (47-59) at Los Angeles Angels (48-58)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
K Graveman (7-7) (4.15) vs. Jered Weaver (8-8) (5.14)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -132 / Oakland Athletics +122 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Athletics have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.66 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 93 hits, Danny Valencia has 38 RBI and Marcus Semien has 22 home runs. Kendall Graveman gets the nod, and he’s 7-7 with a 4.15 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Graveman is 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has been rolling in the second half, and they’ve won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 123 hits, Mike Trout has 66 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 10 home runs. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 8-8 with a 5.14 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 14-11 with a 2.73 ERA and 169 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 8-1 in Gravemans last 9 starts. The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record and 87-37 in Weavers last 124 home starts. The Angels are 1-4 in Weavers last 5 starts vs. Athletics.
The A's are just waiting for the season to end, while the Angels have been playing inspired baseball in the second half and continue to produce runs consistently. I have to side with the Angels at home once again.