Expert MLB Betting Pick on Oakland Athletics at LA Angels
There is usually always some real drama to be found in the final week of the MLB betting season, and it appears as though this one is no different. The biggest source of excitement has to be in the AL Wild Card race, which looks to be coming down to a battle between the Houston Astros and the LA Angels for the final spot. The Angels will continue their playoff drive when they host the Oakland A’s on Wednesday night.
Quick Analysis on the Expert MLB Betting Pick on Oakland Athletics at LA Angels & Game Info
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Venue: Angel Stadium
Opening Line: Angels -230
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The Angels (82-74) are in a rich vein of form right now, having reeled off 6 straight wins. Despite that great run, they are still a half game back of the Astros for the final spot. If truth be told, though, they still also have a shot at the division crown, as just a game and a half separates them from the division leading Texas Rangers. There is no real secret to the success of the Angels of late, as it pretty much all boils down to the return of form for Mike Trout. He had been struggling with a bit of a wrist injury that saw him hit well below his usual production numbers in the month of August. He is hot now, though, and the rest of the Angels team is responding as they should. After this series, the Angels have 4 against the Texas Rangers, which could well decide who wins the west. Garrett Richards (15-11, 3.73 ERA) will try to make it 3 wins in a row with this start.Given the way the schedule had been laid out for them, it was always going to be a tough final stretch for the Oakland A’s (65-92). Prior to this series, they had to face Houston, Texas, and San Francisco in consecutive series. The results may actually have been worse than expected, as the A’s only managed to go 2-7 through that ridiculously tough stretch. They have started out this series with another loss, and are looking at having a pretty awful end to what was already a disappointing year. On the bright side, Billy Butler has been tearing things up through the month of September, but his efforts alone are not enough to drive this team to success. Barry Zito (0-0, 18.00 ERA) will be making what may well be his last career start on Wednesday.
Key Online MLB Betting Trends
Oakland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games
Oakland is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 9 games on the road
Oakland is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
LA Angels is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
LA Angels is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 13 of LA Angels’s last 18 games when playing Oakland
LA Angels is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
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The Angels look very much like a team on a mission right now, and I think they can get to Zito and put this one away early on.