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Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 6/29/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Saturday June 29, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics +122 / Los Angeles Angels -147 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
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The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Oakland Athletics look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Athletics have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 10 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 91 hits and 40 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 156 hits and 82 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 7-5 with a 4.26 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 3-3 with a 3.19 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Angels hav scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy La Stella leads the Angels with 82 hits and 44 RBI while Mike Trout and David Fletcher have combined for 161 hits and 87 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.30 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 2-8 with a 5.49 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 4-1 in Andersons last 5 road starts and 5-2 in Andersons last 7 starts. The Angels are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games, 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Skaggs' last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Angels are 1-4 in Skaggs' last 5 starts vs. Athletics and 0-4 in Skaggs' last 4 home starts vs. Athletics. The Athletics are 1-5 in Andersons last 6 road starts vs. Angels. The under is 11-3-2 in Skaggs' last 16 starts overall. The under is 17-8-2 in Athletics last 27 Saturday games.

Anderson has allowed 34 hits and 16 earned runs in his last 28 innings, and he continues to have a walk issue that doesn't help matters. Skaggs has allowed seven hits and one run in his last 12.1 innings, and his numbers are pretty solid when you consider nine of his 14 starts have come on the road. This will be Skaggs' first home start since June 6, when he was ironically rocked by these A's in four innings. Either way, Anderson isn't a pitcher I'm looking to get behind in his current form and I'm not jumping off the Los Angeles Angels bandwagon just because of one loss. I'll lay the reasonable juice with the home team for a bounce back victory. 

Los Angeles Angels -147

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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