Athletics vs. Angels - 9/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (62-75) at Oakland Athletics (58-79)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
R Nolasco (5-12) (4.95) vs. R Detwiler (1-3) (4.81)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -115 / Los Angeles Angels +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 17 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense continues to show up in the second half, and they’ve won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 153 hits, Yunel Escobar has 34 RBI and Albert Pujols has 29 home runs. Ricky Nolasco gets the ball, and he’s 5-12 with a 4.95 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. Nolasco is 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Athletics have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.57 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 121 hits, Danny Valencia has 47 RBI and Marcus Semien has 23 home runs. Ross Detwiler takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.30 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Detwiler is 0-1 with a 5.91 ERA and six strikeouts this season.
The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Nolascos last 6 starts. The Athletics are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Detwilers last 4 starts. The Angels are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Oakland.
Not sure what's gotten into the Angels, but they continue to play inspired baseball down the stretch despite being way out of the playoff race. The A's are on the different end of the stick and continue to find ways to lose. Have to like the hotter team and the plus money.