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2018 MLB Season
(3-6) Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels (6-2)
Date: Sunday, April 8
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium, Anaheim California
Projected Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. Shohei Ohtani
MLB Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Los Angeles -1.5 (+115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Graveman took the loss in his previous start against division rival Texas who knocked him around for four runs on eight hits in five innings of work.
Owning an ERA of 8.10 in just two starts is rough, but the four home runs given up may be more of a concern considering he has a career HR/9 of 1.13.
It’s good to see he isn’t giving up the free bases, but he needs to be better at getting more than one strikeout per game as strikeouts compliment his style of pitching.
Oakland is hitting the ball well slashing .269/.340/.422 while accumulating 83 hits and 26 extra-base hits. Their problem is finishing innings as they have only produced 34 RBI or 3.7 RBI per game.
Los Angeles Angels
What a pickup Ohtani has been. He was awarded the win against Oakland in his first start of the season going six innings giving up three runs off of three hits while striking out six and walking one.
It was good to see him pitch with control as he was able to hit his spots and only give up one walk, while he was able to induce soft contact hits in 33% of his pitches.
If his pitching wasn’t enough, Ohtani has been swinging a hot bat smacking three home runs and seven RBI in 19 plate appearances. That is a SLG% of .889 to go along with a .389 BA, but don’t expect him to continue this tear for too much longer.
Los Angeles has gotten off to a hot start slashing .273/.323/.474 while smacking 33 extra-base hits and 46 RBI in their first eight games. Well done for this lineup as they are averaging 10.3 hits per game to start the season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- OAK are 11-2 in their last 13 Sun. games.
- OAK are 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
- OAK are 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass.
- Over is 7-3-1 in LAA last 11 overall.
- Over is 7-3-1 in LAA last 11 on grass.
- Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction: Los Angeles bats too much for Graveman, Oakland
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Oakland +1.5 & Over 8.5
I don’t expect Ohtani to put in another quality start again after this Oakland squad has gained some familiarity with him. Los Angeles’ hot lineup should be able to score enough runs, but Oakland seems to play well on Sundays going 11-2 in their last 13 Sunday games. Expect this to be a close contest with plenty of runs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 6 – Oakland 5
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