Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 4/6/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (3-5) at Los Angeles Angels (5-2)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:07 pm (Angel Stadium)
Daniel Gossett (0-1) (9.00) vs. Parker Bridwell (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -140 / Oakland Athletics +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels look to continue their hot start to the MLB season versus the Oakland Athletics on Friday.
The Oakland Athletics slow start continued with a 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Thursday. Oakland starter Daniel Mengden was charged with four runs (three earned) before Chris Hatcher serving up a two run bomb in the 9th.
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The Athletics amassed 12 hits and two free passes with Jed Lowrie going 3-4 with an RBI with Khris Davis and Matt Joyce smacking sacrifice fly’s. The Athletics will send Daniel Gossett to the hill to oppose the LA Angels for the second time in 2018. Gossett dropped a 7-4 decision to the Angels with four runs allowed over four frames.
The LA Angels look to keep the racking up the wins after a 13 inning 3-2 victory versus Cleveland. LA Angels starter Tyler Skaggs gave up both runs over 4.2 frames with eight relievers tossing scoreless baseball through 8.2 innings.
The Angels did their damage on six hits and four bases on balls with Shohei Ohtani going deep and driving in two while Zack Cozart went solo. The Angels have named Parker Bridwell as Friday’s starter against visiting Oakland. Bridwell made two starts versus the A’s in 2017 with 13 runs allowed through six innings pitched.
Oakland are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and under is 17-7-1 in Oakland last 25 overall and under is 17-7-1 in Oakland last 25 on grass. LA Angels are 17-36 in their last 53 Friday games and LA Angels are 14-2 in Bridwell’s last 16 starts and under is 6-1-2 in Bridwell’s last 9 home starts. Oakland are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings and over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The matchup on the mound does not thrill me so I’m backing the hotter team with some offense…