The MLB is back in action today as the Oakland A’s will clash with the Los Angeles Angels at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. This is game one of a two-game series. The A’s lead the season series 12-5.
Oakland Athletics Form
The A’s are one of the top teams in the American League. Moreover, they are in the race for a playoff spot
And now the A’s have the upper hand over both the Indians and Rays as they are the top spot with 1.5 game lead over the Rays while holding a 2.0 game lead over the Indians. However, they need to keep the pace in order to secure their wildcard for the postseason. And with games against the Angles and the Mariners in the final two weeks, the A’s have a great chance to stay at the top.
On the offensive side of the game, the A’s are on the 6th spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 5.33 runs per game. Also, they are ranking 16th in hitting at .250 and 5th in homers with 250. On the mound, they are 7th in the league in ERA at 4.03, while also being 5th in WHIP at 1.25 and 26th in K’s with 1249. Their pen ranks 7th in ERA at 3.97.
Los Angeles Angels Form
The Angels had another challenging season this year. However, they will try to play spoiler in this series. Los Angeles comes in off a 13-5 loss to the Astros on the road to finish the year at 34-47 away from home for the year. The only thing that they can play now is just for pride and prestige.
On the offensive side of the game, the Angels are placed on the 15th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.82 runs per game. Also, they are placed on the 17th in hitting at .249 and 15th in homers with 215. On the mound, they are on the 25th in the league in ERA at 5.16. And they are 21st in WHIP at 1.38 and 16th in K’s with 1350.
The A’s need to keep winning in order to secure the wildcard for the postseason. They are the better team and need to win. On the other side, the Angels had another rough season. Also, they are out of playoff contention.
Take the A’s to win this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels 09/25/2019 is: take the Oakland Athletics -150 (MoneyLine).
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