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Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels - 5/29/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Wednesday May 29, 2019, 3:37 PM (EDT)
Location
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -107 / Oakland Athletics -101 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
NSCA, FSW
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The Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after splitting their last six games. The Angels have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won nine of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 57 hits and 21 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Tommy La Stella have combined for 104 hits and 54 RBI. Griffin Canning gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.42 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This will be Canning’s first career game against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Athletics have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last 11 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 56 hits and 23 RBI while Matt Chapman and Stephen Piscotty have combined for 109 hits and 54 RBI. Daniel Mengden gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Mengden is 0-2 with a 8.84 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Angels are 3-10 in their last 13 vs. American League West, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games, 7-3 in Mengden's last 10 home starts and 5-1 in Mengden's last 6 starts. The Angels are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Oakland and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 11-5 in Athletics last 16 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Canning's last 5 starts overall.

Canning has just 26.1 career innings, and he's had his issues in his two road starts where he's allowed nine hits and six runs in 10 innings while walking five. Mengden has pitched just 16.1 innings this season, but he's been solid in his last two starts, allowing a combined eight hits and two runs in 11 innings while striking out nine. The Oakland Athletics and the cheap price seems like a good bet on this quick turnaround based on current form of the teams and probably getting the more trustworthy pitcher. 

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -101

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