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Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics - 6/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Wednesday June 5, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics +105 / Los Angeles Angels -126 -- Over/Under: 9
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The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 11 of their last 14 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. Daniel Mengden gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.05 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Mengden is 0-2 with a 7.54 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Angels have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 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. Felix Pena gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.42 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Pena is 0-2 with a 8.79 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 6-0 in their last 6 road games, 5-2 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 5-1 in Mengden's last 6 starts. The Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 home games, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League West and 4-1 in Pena's last 5 home starts. The Athletics are 7-18 in the last 25 meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 4-0 in Pena's last 4 starts overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Mengden's last 5 road starts. 

Mengden has allowed three runs in his last 15.1 innings while striking out 15. Pena has allowed no more than three runs in each of his last 10 games and is allowing a .194 batting average on the season. The problem is the Los Angeles Angels are a tough team to figure out, as right when I think they're on the right track, they go into another slump and find bizarre ways to lose. The Oakland Athletics have still been one of the better teams in baseball over the last month and have an offense that can get hot for long stretches. I'll side with the A's and the slight plus money.

Oakland Athletics +105

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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