Athletics vs Angels Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/4

Athletics vs Angels Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/4

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics: Game Preview

Date: July 4, 2024 | Time: 1:07 PM | Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA

Introduction

The Los Angeles Angels visit the Oakland Athletics for the final game of their series at the Oakland Coliseum. Both teams, struggling at the bottom of the AL West, are looking to turn their fortunes around as the season progresses.

 

Los Angeles Angels Analysis

Hitting Performance

The Angels' offense, led by Taylor Ward and Luis Rengifo, has shown potential with a modest team batting average and some power. However, consistency in scoring runs has been an issue, impacting their ability to close out games.

Pitching Performance

Roansy Contreras, today's starter, has a manageable ERA but struggles with control, which could be exploited by the Athletics' hitters. The Angels' pitching staff overall has underperformed, as reflected in their higher team ERA.

Recent Team Performances

The Angels have lost three of their last five games, including the first two games of the current series against the Athletics. Their inability to maintain leads has been a significant factor in recent outcomes.

 

Oakland Athletics Analysis

Hitting Performance

Despite a low team batting average, the Athletics have power hitters like Brent Rooker who can change the game's complexion with one swing. However, getting on base consistently remains a challenge.

Pitching Performance

JP Sears will take the mound with a high ERA this season, indicating struggles that the Angels might capitalize on. The Athletics' pitching has not been a reliable strength this year.

Recent Team Performances

Contrary to their overall season, the Athletics have won the last two games against the Angels, showing some resilience and capability to compete despite their record.

 

Prediction

Given the pitching matchups and both teams' offensive capabilities, a high-scoring affair is likely. The Angels and Athletics have shown they can score but also give up runs due to inconsistent pitching. Expect this trend to continue, making the over 8.5 runs a compelling pick for this matchup.

Pick: Over 8.5 runs.

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