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4-4 (2-0 V) Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland A’s 4-5 (1-5 H)
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time: 3:35PM ET
Venue: o.Co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Eric Surkamp
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -105
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MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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In most people’s estimations these are the two worst team in the American League West. I agree with that assessment but since they are going to play the games anyway we might as well take a look.
I think the A’s fate is sealed but maybe the Angels can hang around if they really do a number on Oakland.
I really don’t like the way either team is constructed and I hope we are not going to see Mike Trout languish on bad teams his whole career.
Los Angeles Angels
In the early going things have not looked very good for the Angels. Heading into Tuesday’s action they were 29th in runs and the only way this teams has sustained success is if they can be a top scoring team led by Trout and Albert Pujols – both are off to terrible starts.
Kole Calhoun is a nice player but he is not going to carry the club and even though they are better defensively thanks to Andrelton Simmons at shortstop the pitching staff is not good enough.
A couple of seasons ago Matt Shoemaker burst onto the scene winning 16 games. The other shoe dropped last year as he was just 7-10 and unfortunately for Angels fans that seems like the more like level they can expect.
His lone start this season was brutal – 6ER in 3 innings against Texas. His margin for error is very thin and the last thing he can afford are walks.
The only saving grace in this one is that the Oakland lineup is pretty thin.
Oakland has struggled at the plate so far this season but that is no surprise. They are probably better than you think but they are still not good.
They are just a smidge better than L.A. at 28th in scoring. A positive is that Josh Reddick is off to a good start with a couple of homeruns.
This lineup has the potential to be productive and if they can keep pitching like they have been they could give teams some trouble. There are definitely no sure things though.
Sonny Gray is a certifiable ace but the rest of the staff has kept pace on the whole this season – just two of seven relievers have given up a run. Eric Surkamp has been the least effective of a surprising starting staff.
Just one start in he is definitely the weak link and he has no real track record of success in the Majors. If he can given them at least five good innings in this one maybe Oakland can make it work and get the win.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 12-4 in LAA last 16 Wed. games.
- LAA are 2-6 in Shoemakers last 8 starts.
- LAA are 2-6 in Shoemakers last 8 starts on grass.
- Over is 15-5-2 in OAK last 22 home games.
- OAK are 3-8 in their last 11 Wed. games.
- Over is 37-18-4 in OAK last 59 Wed. games.
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This far no team has really hit their stride in the AL West. In fact heading into Tuesday the A’s are leading with just a .500 record.
It will take more than that and if the Angels want to be in the race this is a series they have to take. I wish I liked Shoemaker just a little, it would definitely make backing the Angels a little more palatable.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Oakland (line to be determined)
Shoemaker is definitely going to be on my fade list this season. Last year proved that he is not an ace and not even close.
I know the Angels will not lose every time he heads out there but this is a spot where the value should be pretty good given that Oakland is far from a great opponent and Surkamp hasn’t proven much either.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Oakland 4 – Los Angeles 3
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