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2021 MLB Handicapping
(33-33) Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics (41-27)
Date: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
Time: 3:37 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA.
Projected Pitchers: Griffin Canning (LAA) vs. Cole Irvin (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels -105 | Athletics -116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
The Athletics will play host to the Angels on Wednesday afternoon for the third and final game of the series.
The Athletics took game one by a score of 8-5. Game two will be played at 9:40 ET on Tuesday night.
Righty Griffin Canning will be going for the Angels, while lefty Cole Irvin will go for Oakland.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels currently sit at .500 with a record of 33-33. They are in third place, 7 games behind the A’s.
Even with a loss on Monday night, this team has been one of the hottest in baseball. Prior to their 8-5 defeat against Oakland, the Angels have won 8 out of their last 9. This past weekend they went to Arizona and swept the Diamondbacks for three games.
Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani has been their best player all year. He has hit 17 home runs and is pitching to a 2.87 ERA.
Star outfielder Mike Trout is currently out with an injury.
As a unit, the Angels pitching staff has really struggled this year. They rank 25th in the league with a 4.82 ERA.
Batting, however, has been a different story for this club. They rank 8th in baseball, scoring just under 5 runs per game.
The Athletics have been playing very good baseball coming into this game. They are in first place in American League West with a 41-27 record.
In the first game of the series, Sean Manaea was the winning pitcher. He tossed 5.2 innings and only allowed one earned run. He has been a sold arm in the rotation this year.
Cole Irvin, who will be going in game 3, has been very effective as well with an ERA of 3.70. Chris Bassitt has done the same with an ERA of 3.43.
Pitching has been a strength of this team all season long. They have a team ERA of 3.82, which is 11th in MLB.
This offense has been quite good this year. They rank 14h in baseball with 4.42 runs scored per game.
First baseman Matt Olson has been the most consistent hitter for Oakland thus far. He has 18 homers and 48 RBI.
The Oakland offense tagged Dylan Bundy for 7 earned runs on Monday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 16-36 in their last 52 road games with the total set at at 7.0-8.5.
- Angels are 7-19 in their last 26 Wednesday games.
- Angels are 4-11 in their last 15 games road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
- Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 home games overall.
- Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs a right-handed starter.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Griffin Canning has struggled for a good portion of this year with en ERA north of 5. He was a lot more effective in last start against the Royals, but I do not see him having the same success against the Athletics.
Cole Irvin has been the better pitcher this year. I think the pitching advantage will lead Oakland to victory.
I expect the Athletics to be able to do enough against Canning to get the win.
I like Oakland to win this one.
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