Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (58-74) at Los Angeles Angels (68-65)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium)
K Graveman (4-4) (4.24) vs. Parker Bridwell (7-2) (2.89)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -156 / Oakland Athletics +146 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, NSCA
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Oakland Athletics look to play spoiler after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Oakland Athletics have lost nine of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with 127 hits and 48 RBI while Ryon Healy and Khris Davis have combined for 236 hits and 161 RBI. Kendall Graveman gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 4.24 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Graveman is 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for the sweep after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in this series and five or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 141 hits and 61 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols have combined for 227 hits and 137 RBI. Parker Bridwell gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 2.89 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This will be Bridwell’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 10-4 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 0-5 in Gravemans last 5 road starts. The Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games, 16-6 in their last 22 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Bridwells last 5 home starts. The Athletics are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and the over is 20-7-1 in the last 28 meetings in Los Angeles.
Graveman has been solid in his last few starts, but Oakland's struggles on the road are very real, and he has an ERA over six on the road. The Angels have won eight of the last nine games in which Bridwell has pitched, and he has an ERA of 3.00 in the month of August. This is a game the Angels should win against an A's team that can't win on the road.