Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 4, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oakland Athletics +101 / Los Angeles Angels -119 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Oakland Athletics could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Athletics have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 12 of their last 16 games when scoring four or more runs. Matt Chapman leads the Athletics with 61 hits and 35 RBI while Stephen Piscotty and Marcus Semien have combined for 120 hits and 51 RBI. Frankie Montas gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 2.81 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Montas is 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 66 hits and 22 RBI while Tommy La Stella and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 113 hits and 55 RBI. Griffin Canning gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Canning’s second career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day, 0-5 in their last 5 vs. American League West and 4-0 in Montas' last 4 starts with 6 days of rest. The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League West, 36-17 in their last 53 vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The Athletics are 7-18 in the last 25 meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 4-1-1 in Canning's last 6 starts overall. The under is 4-1 in Athletics last 5 road games.
Montas has been a gift to the A's this season, especially on the road where he has a 2.25 ERA and a .230 allowed batting average in 36 innings. Canning has allowed nine hits and two runs in his last 18 innings and the Angels have won four of his six career starts. At home in 16.1 innings, Canning has a 2.20 ERA and a .169 allowed batting average and is averaging a strikeout per inning. While you could make a case for either side, it's the Angels who play clearly their best ball at home and have a young pitcher who has been tough to bet against through six starts. I'll side with the Angels.