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LA Angels vs. Oakland,
09/03/2019 22:07 EDT,
Score: 5 - 7
Total: -112/+9½ Over
10* Over Angels/A's (10:07 ET): For the 2nd weekend in a row, things did not go the A's way as they again lost both Saturday and Sunday. Dropping a couple games to the Yankees (in New York) is certainly forgivable (I had the Yanks Saturday), but Oakland can't afford to be losing games right now as they are locked in a very tight race for the Wild Card w/ Cleveland and Tampa Bay. Those three teams are separated by just one game w/ the A's now on the "outside looking in." Thankfully for them, Tuesday's matchup definitely looks to be in their favor, particularly in the starting pitching department. That said, it's the Over I'm going w/ in this series opener against the division rival Angels.
Los Angeles is not in playoff contention as they instead continue to live in their perpetual state of mediocrity. Right now, they are a season-worst eight games below .500, so either they are going to be a dangerous out for Oakland, or simply "roll over." When it comes to the offense, I expect the Angels to continue to produce. They come in averaging a healthy 5.0 rpg and had scored 16 runs against the Red Sox Friday & Saturday before getting held to only three on Sunday. Not only is the Over 7-3 in their last 10 meetings w/ the A's, it is 11-4 their L15 games here in Oakland.
I mentioned the starting pitching matchup earlier and how it does look to be firmly in the A's favor. Michael Fiers has a 7-0 TSR his L7 starts w/ a 2.72 ERA, although his 1.209 WHIP doesn't exactly signal dominance. Fiers has been dominant at home this year, but the only two times he's faced the Angels were on the road. He has a 4.84 ERA in 13 previous appearances against them. For the Halos, Jaime Barria has an 0-5 TSR his L5 starts and the last four have all been on the road. Barria has not faced the A's yet this year. Both of these teams are more than capable of "bringing the offense" and after a relatively low-scoring series w/ the Yankees, look for the A's to "tee off" against Barria and the Angels. 10* Over Angels/A's