Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/21/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/21/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels (8-18) at Oakland Athletics (18-8)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 21, 2020 at 9:40 pm (Ring Central Coliseum)

Andrew Heaney (1-1) (4.74) vs. Mike Fiers (2-1) (5.96)

The Line: Oakland Athletics -131 / Los Angeles Angels +121 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics meet Friday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum. 

The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Angels have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 32 hits and nine RBI while Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella have combined for 48 hits and 32 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 2-2 with a 3.77 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

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The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Athletics have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Matt Chapman leads the Athletics with 26 hits and 20 RBI while Mark Canha and Marcus Semien have combined for 48 hits and 26 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 5.96 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 6-5 with a 5.48 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Angels are 11-27 in their last 38 vs. American League West, 7-21 in their last 28 road games and 6-22 in their last 28 Friday games. The Athletics are 12-4 in their last 16 Friday games, 38-14 in their last 52 home games and 35-16 in their last 51 overall. The over is 6-0-1 in Angels last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Athletics last 7 overall. The Angels are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Oakland and 4-11 in the last 15 meetings.

Andrew Heaney has allowed 10 runs and 15 hits in his last 16 innings, while Mike Fiers has allowed 13 runs and 25 hits in his last 21.2 innings. Neither pitcher has been great, but Fiers is better than what he's shown and I expect him to turn things around rather quickly. The Los Angeles Angels have to travel after playing late last night, and they're a club that's not winning despite the offensive producing. The Oakland Athletics remain one of the better teams in the league with an explosive offense, and yet they continue to get these cheap prices.

Give me the A's and the cheap price, something we've done a lot this season.

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Randy’s Pick Oakland Athletics -131

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.