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2021 MLB Handicapping
(26-19) Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels (19-25)
Date: Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Angles Stadium, Anaheim, California
Projected Pitchers: Sean Manaea (OAK) vs. Andrew Heaney (LAA)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels -110 | Athletics -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels -1.5 (+110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics will square off for this first time this season in a 3 game weekend series. It’s an AL West showdown as Oakland is just half a game back from the division leading Astros meanwhile Los Angeles is 7 games back.
The A’s have won 6 of the previous 10 H2H encounters.
Los Angeles Angels
LA faced off with Minnesota at home on Thursday in a doubleheader. They recorded a comfortable 7-1 victory in this first game, but Griffin Canning struggled in the following tilt as he allowed four runs (grand slam to Sano) in the first inning, and the Angeles lost 6-3.
Los Angeles is 7th in batting average with .248, 13th in runs scored with 197, and 8th in home runs with 57, while they are the last in ERA with 5.20. The team being worst in the league in pitching is severely holding back the capabilities of their 2 MVP frontrunners in Ohtani and Trout.
Mike Trout leads the Angels in batting average (.333) and on-base percentage (.466). Shohei Ohtani has 14 homers and 33 RBI, while Jared Walsh leads the team with 48 hits.
Trout won’t be able to help the Angels in the next couple of months as he sustained a calf injury and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
The Oakland Athletics lost the final two games of the series against the Houston Astros, allowing eight runs in each and scoring just five in total.
Oakland is 27th in batting average with .222, 17th in runs scored with 186, and 3rd in home runs with 59, while they are 19th with 4.28 ERA.
Matt Olson and Mark Canha have been Oakland’s most valuable players on offense so far. Olson leads the team in batting average (.261), home runs (10), and RBI (26), while Canha is the best in hits (40) and on-base percentage (.373).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 19-25 overall
- Angels are 10-12 at home
- Angles are 3-7 in the last 10 games
- Athletics are 26-19 overall
- Athletics are 12-6 away
- Athletics are 13-5 in the last 18 games against LA Angels
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The Athletics are easily the better team in this series especially with Trout now absent for the an expected 6-8 weeks due to a calf injury. The MVP frontrunner and longtime best player in the league is seemingly having yet another remarkable season wasted due to the Angels lackluster overall roster.
LA has the worst pitching in the league and while Oakland isn’t a great offensive team they’ll still do enough to win here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Athletics ML (+110)
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