Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (72-67) at Oakland Athletics (58-80)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
T Skaggs (1-4) (4.90) vs. Sean Manaea (9-9) (4.52)
The Line: Oakland Athletics +113 / Los Angeles Angels -123 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, NSCA
The Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.
The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Angels have scored 19 runs in this series and six or more runs in seven straight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring at least three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 147 hits and 64 RBI while Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun have combined for 247 hits and 157 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 4.89 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics need a win here that would snap an eight-game losing streak. The Athletics have allowed 29 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Oakland Athletics have lost 13 of their last 16 games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Jed Lowrie leads Oakland with 135 hits and 50 RBI while Ryon Healy and Khris Davis have combined for 250 hits and 169 RBI. Sean Manaea gets the ball, and he is 9-9 with a 4.52 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. Manaea is 0-2 with a 6.38 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 17-7 in their last 24 during game 3 of a series and 9-4 in their last 13 road games. The Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 2-6 in Manaeas last 8 starts. The Athletics are 1-4 in Manaeas last 5 starts vs. Angels, the Angels are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Angels are playing some really solid baseball right now, added offensive weapons that have helped put them over the top and are a confident squad that can taste the playoffs. Meanwhile, the A's are piling up losses, can't get outs and the players are simply counting the days until vacation. I have to side with the Angels and those hot bats on the quick turnaround.