Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 21 (5/21): MLB

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 21 (5/21): MLB

Credit: photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 9:07 p.m. EST
Ahtletics money line +117
Ahtletics run line +1.5 (-175)
Angels money line -140
Angels  run line -1.5 (+150)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Oakland Athletics Los Angeles Angels
Record 17-24 24-17
Road / home record 11-9 12-8
Last 10 record 5-5 4-6
Streak W1 L4
Over / under record 15-22-4 20-19-2
Runs / game 3.30 4.90
Runs allowed / game 3.44 3.70

Preview

The Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland Athletics will play the 2nd game of the series at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The A's took the win in the first of the series. Seth Brown hit a go-ahead home run in the fifth inning as the A's bounced back with a 4-2 win.

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 17-24 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 3.30 runs per game and allowing 3.4 runs. Sheldon Neuse is batting for .272 AVG. Sean Murphy leads with 20 RBI and 4 home runs.

Paul Blackburn leads the pitching staff with 4 wins, a 1.67 ERA and 29 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher:  Frankie Montas (2-4, 3.67 ERA)

Montas will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Athletics. Montas was handed the loss during Sunday's 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Angels, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk with 12 strikeouts in six innings.

Los Angeles Angels

The Angels have lost 4 games in a row and are 24-17 so far this season. They are currently the #4 offense in the MLB averaging 4.90 runs per game while allowing 3.70 runs. Mike Trout leads the team with a .320 avg, 11 home runs and 23 RBI. Ohtani has 8 Home runs and 27 RBI.

Michael Lorenzen leads the pitching staff with a 3.57 ERA, 24 strikeouts and 4 wins recorded for the Angels.

Probable Pitcher:

Michael Lorenzen (4-2, 3.57 ERA) will be on the mound for the Angels in the 2nd game of the series. Lorenzen earned the win in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, allowing one run on five hits and one walk with three strikeouts in seven innings.

BETTING TRENDS

Oakland are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Oakland are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels.

LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Angels' last 14 games against Oakland.

Prediction

The Angels have lost 4 games in a row and they'll now face Frankie Montas who was dominated them in the last 3 meetings. The A's upset the Angels in the first of the series but they'll face Lorenzen who held them to only 1 run across 7 innings. With both teams strugglinf offensively I'm taking the under again.

PICK: Under 7.5 (-110)

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