Angels vs. Athletics - 9/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (67-89) at Los Angeles Angels (70-87)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Daniel Mengden (2-8) (5.74) vs. R Nolasco (7-14) (4.60)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -140 / Oakland Athletics +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Oakland Athletics could use a feel good win after losing six of their last seven games. The Athletics have allowed eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 17 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.48 and have won five of their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 133 hits, Danny Valencia has 51 RBI and Marcus Semien has 26 home runs. Daniel Mengden gets the nod, and he’s 2-8 with a 5.74 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Mengden’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has picked up as of late, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 170 hits, Albert Pujols has 119 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 17 home runs. Ricky Nolasco takes the hill, and he’s 7-14 with a 4.60 ERA and 140 strikeouts this season. Nolasco is 2-2 with a 4.05 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 7-20 in their last 27 vs. American League West and 1-5 in Mengdens last 6 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League West and 3-7 in Nolascos last 10 starts. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The Angels seem to be one of those teams trying to build positive vibes for next year while the A's are a team with nothing to play for and counting the days till the offseason. So, while I hate laying juice with a pitcher like Nolasco, the Angels want to finish the season strong and are playing well at the moment.