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Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 4/8/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (4-6) at Los Angeles Angels (6-3)
Date & Time Sunday April 8, 2018, 4:07 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -170 / Oakland Athletics +160 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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MLB | Oakland Athletics (4-6) at Los Angeles Angels (6-3)

The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The Oakland Athletics look to win the series and add to their OK 4-6 start to the MLB season. The Athletics have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their first 10 games. The Oakland Athletics are 4-4 this season when scoring at least three runs. Matt Chapman leads the A’s with 15 hits and eight RBI while Jed Lowrie and Marcus Semien have combined for 25 hits and 12 RBI. Kendall Graveman gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 8.10 ERA and two strikeouts this season. Graveman is 2-2 with a 4.33 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Angels. 

The Los Angeles Angels look to win the series while building on their impressive 6-3 record. The Angels have scored 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their first nine games. The Los Angeles Angels are 4-1 this season when scoring more than three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 14 hits and seven RBI while Justin Upton and Zack Cozart have combined for 24 hits and 12 RBI. Shohei Ohtani gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Ohtani’s second career game against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 11-2 in their last 13 Sunday games, 8-21 in Gravemans last 29 road starts and 8-3 in Gravemans last 11 starts with 4 days of rest. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Athletics are 12-27 in the last 39 meetings in Los Angeles, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and 1-4 in Gravemans last 5 road starts vs. Angels.

Ohtani was good when he faced the A's the first time, as he settled in nicely after giving up a homer and gave the Angels a solid six innings. Graveman has been rocked in two starts this season and had an ERA over six on the road last season with an allowed batting average of .289. Against current Angels, Graveman is allowing a .290 batting average with 11 homers in 176 at bats. Not good. Not to mention this will be Ohtani's first home game as a pitcher. The place is going be jacked up. I'll take the Angels here.

Los Angeles Angels -170

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