Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 13 (5/13): MLB

Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 13 (5/13): MLB

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Time 9:40 p.m. EST
Angels money line -155
Angels run line -1.5 (+110)
Athletics money line +130
Athletics run line +1.5 (-130)
Over / under 7.5


Key stats

  Los Angeles Angels Oakland Athletics
Record 21-12 14-19
Road / home record 9-5 4-10
Last 10 record 6-4 4-6
Streak L1 W3
Over / under record 16-16-1 13-18-2
Runs / game 4.97 3.52
Runs allowed / game 3.61 3.73


The Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland Athletics will play a 3-game series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Both teams won their last series, the Angels beat the Rays 2-1 while the A's beat the Tigers in 4 of 5 games.

Los Angeles Angels

The Angels have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 21-12 so far this season. They are currently the #3 offense in the MLB averaging 4.97 runs per game while allowing 3.61 runs. Mike Trout leads the team with a .319 avg, 7 home runs and 16 RBI. Jared Walsh has 6 Home runs and 22 RBI.

Detmers threw a career-high 108 pitches in his 11th big-league start, striking out two and walking one. He completed the 12th no-hitter in franchise history when Yandy Diaz grounded out to shortstop Andrew Velazquez to end the game.

Probable Pitcher:

Chase Silseth (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Angels in the 1st game of the series. Silseth will be making his MLB debut Friday, skipping the Triple-A level entirely after an excellent start to the campaign at Rocket City. Over five starts spanning 26 innings, Silseth submitted a 1.73 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 37:7 K:BB. The Angels will likely wait until Friday to make his call-up from Double-A official.

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 14-19 record and have 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.52 runs per game and allowing 3.7 runs. Sheldon Neuse is batting for .329 AVG. Sean Murphy leads with 15 RBI and 4 home runs.

Cole Irvin has 2 wins already and he's pitching for a 2.93 ERA and 18 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher:  Daulton Jefferies (2-2, 4.25 ERA)

Jefferies will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Athletics. Jefferies allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings Sunday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Twins.


LA Angels are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.

LA Angels are 1-11 SU in their last 12 games against Oakland.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games against LA Angels.

Oakland are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games at home.


The Angels are the 3rd best offense in the MLB averaging almost 5 runs per game. They have won 6 of their last 8 games and will face Daulton Jefferies who has allowed at least 4 runs in each of his last 3 starts. The A's have won their last 3 games but were against the struggling Tigers, but at least the offense is responding. The Angels will send the rookie Silseth to the mound and there are many expectations from him. I'm going with the better team here.

PICK: Angels ML (-155)

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