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Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (58-72) at Los Angeles Angels (66-65)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium)

Chris Smith (0-3) (5.57) vs. Troy Scribner (2-1) (4.00)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels -163 / Oakland Athletics +153 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds


Out at Angel Stadium on Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels will be continuing their MLB series. 

In the Monday opener, the Angels scored in the first, fourth and seventh innings on the way to a 3-1 victory. 

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The A’s will be bringing out RHP Chris Smith on Tuesday. In his 43.2 innings and 0-3 record this year, Smith has a 5.56 ERA with 25 Ks and 15 BBs. 

Oakland has a few hitters of note this season. Jed Lowrie entered this series with 125 hits, 67 runs, 12 homers and 48 RBI while Ryon Healy had 124 hits, 55 runs, 23 homers and 70 RBI. Healy had one hit on Monday; Lowrie whiffed 0-for-3. 

Over on the Angels’ side, they’re going with RHP Troy Scribner on Tuesday. In his 18.0 innings and 2-1 record this year, Scribner has a 4.00 ERA with 15 Ks. 

LA has some solid bats as well. Andrelton Simmons led the team coming into this set with 139 hits, 68 runs, 14 homers and 60 RBI; Kole Calhoun had 114 hits, 62 runs, 17 homers and 57 RBI in that span. Calhoun had a hit and an RBI on Monday; Simmons had one hit. 

The A’s are 4-1 in their last five during game two of a series and the over is 11-4-1 in the A’s last 16 Tuesday games. The under is 5-2 in the A’s last seven during gam two of a series, and 5-1-1 in Smith’s last seven starts overall. 

Meanwhile, the Angels are 16-5 in their last 21 Tuesday games and 6-0 in their last six during game two of a series. The under is 5-2-1 in the Angels’ last eight Tuesday games and 15-7-1 in the Angels’ last 23 during game two of a series. 

Over his last three starts, Smith has given up a total of 12 earned over 16.2 innings on 16 hits. As for Scribner, he’s filling in for JC Ramirez here, and gave up three runs in five innings against the Rangers on Thursday. I’m not thrilled with either pitcher here so I’m going with offense and taking the Angels.

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