Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Thursday June 27, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oakland Athletics +148 / Los Angeles Angels -161 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Athletics have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics have won nine straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 88 hits and 39 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 155 hits and 81 RBI. Tanner Anderson gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 4.20 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Angels have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 80 hits and 56 RBI while David Fletcher and Tommy La Stella have combined for 158 hits and 74 RBI. Griffin Canning gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 3.88 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Canning is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games, 12-4 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Athletics are 9-19 in the last 28 meetings in Los Angeles and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-0-1 in Canning's last 5 home starts. The over is 5-2 in Athletics last 7 overall.
Anderson has been reasonable through limited action, but he's gotten no run support in three starts. Canning has had a rough June up to this point, but he's still allowing just a .212 batting average on the season, so he should be fine as long as he keeps the ball in the park. The bottom line for me in this game is the Angels seem to have found their stride offensively and are a team riding high on the confidence right now. I've backed the Angels quite a bit over these last couple of weeks and I still like what I'm seeing. I'm going to keep backing the Angels as long as their offense keeps producing.