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

Game
Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Thursday June 6, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics +112 / Los Angeles Angels -135 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
NSCA, FSW
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The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Athletics have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have lost four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Matt Chapman leads the Athletics with 63 hits and 36 RBI while Marcus Semien and Stephen Piscotty have combined for 120 hits and 51 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 4.81 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 4-4 with a 5.25 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won six straight 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 104 hits and 55 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 4.50 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 2-7 with a 5.07 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games, 1-5 in Fiers' last 6 road starts and 2-5 in Fiers' last 7 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League West and 2-6 in their last 8 home games. The Athletics are 8-18 in the last 26 meetings in Los Angeles and the Angels are 3-7 in Skaggs' last 10 starts vs. Athletics. The under is 9-1-2 in Skaggs' last 12 starts overall. The over is 5-1 in Fiers' last 6 road starts.

The Oakland Athletics have cooled off just as quickly as they got hot, and they now through out Fiers who has a 6.37 ERA and a .274 allowed batting average on the road. Skaggs has ben up and down this season as well, but he has a 2.28 ERA and .209 allowed batting average at home in 23.2 innings. I'm going to give the Los Angeles Angels the edge in this contest due to the starting pitching. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Angels -135

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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