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2021 MLB Handicapping
(22-27) Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics (29-22)
Date: Thursday, May 27th, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Ring Central Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Shohei Ohtani (LAA) vs Chris Bassitt (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels +145 | Athletics -155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (-130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The Los Angeles Angels take on the Oakland Athletics in game one of their four-game series on Thursday night from the Oakland Coliseum. The AL West divisional rivals met just last week in Los Angeles as Oakland took 2 of 3 games as they continue to sit atop the division.
The Angels head into this series sitting six games behind the Athletics and will look to close the gap the best they can over the weekend.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels come in having won 3 in a row after a difficult month of May for the most part, and going 5-5 in their last 10 games as well. LA started the year well behind the talents of Trout and Ohtani but Trout’s injury and recent struggles have the team at 4th in the AL West.
Ohtani has been on a tear this season after battling injuries in the past and has positioned himself as an early MVP favorite. He leads the team with 15 home runs, good for second in the league, as well as a team high 38 RBI and a .270 batting average.
Jared Walsh has been one of the surprises for the Angels this season, hitting at a team best .321 average and has done a great job filling in from a production standpoint at first base.
The Athletics come into this series having just dropped their series against the Mariners as they were only able to win the finale of the 3 game series at home. Regardless, they are still 5-5 in their last 10 games to hang onto first place in the division.
Oakland started the year slowly but they have quickly positioned themselves back at the top of the AL West and will look to repeat as division champs.
Matt Olson has been the leader of the offense and has found ways to impact games on a nightly basis. Olson leads the team in the three major offensive categories of home runs, batting average, and RBI. Olson has 13 home runs, 30 RBI, and a .264 batting average,
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 22-27 overall
- Angels are 9-13 on the road
- Angels are 6-15 in the last 21 meetings
- Athletics are 29-22 overall
- Athletics are 15-15 at home
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Oakland took two of three against the Angels last week and while the Angels seemed to have maybe turned a corner on their season over the last week, this isn’t a great matchup for them given Ohtani will be taking the mound and not in the lineup. He’s pitched well this season, but his bat remains his best attribute.
For the Athletics, their big hitters have been stroking it of late and will be a tough out for all the Angels pitchers.
I expect Oakland to get the series started with a win at home.
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