Angels vs. Athletics - 9/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (67-90) at Los Angeles Angels (71-87)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
S Gray (5-11) (5.74) vs. Alex Meyer (1-3) (5.91)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -101 / Oakland Athletics -109 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels look to sweep the Oakland Athletics Wednesday night.
The Oakland Athletics could use a feel good win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Athletics have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.47 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 133 hits, Danny Valencia has 51 RBI and Marcus Semien has 26 home runs. Sonny Gray gets the ball, and he’s 5-11 with a 5.74 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Gray is 5-3 with a 3.25 ERA and 71 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has picked up recently, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 171 hits, Albert Pujols has 119 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 17 home runs. Alex Meyer takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.91 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Meyer’s second career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 3-10 in Grays last 13 starts. The Angels are 9-2 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 12-4 in their last 16 vs. a team with a losing record. The Athletics are 0-4 in Grays last 4 starts vs. Angels.
Some teams enjoy playing for pride and building positive vibes heading into next season while others just want the season to end so they can take a vacation. The Angels are enjoying these final few games. Also, Oakland is throwing out Gray who is fresh off the DL and will provide one or two innings according to reports. Have to like the Angels to sweep at home.