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Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics 07/24/2020 Baseball Picks, MLB Forecast and Betting Odds
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Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics 07/24/2020 – Los Angeles Angels will square-off against Oakland Athletics in their first opening game of the regular season at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. Los Angeles failed to get over the .500 mark last season with their weak 72-90 overall record. The Angles finished fourth in the American League West and were far behind Oakland. As for the Athletics, they secured the second spot in the AL West with an overall record of 97-65. Oakland was impressive with their performance as they managed to clinch the Wild Card spot. Baseball picks are up and running as these teams battle to start their MLB 2020 journey.
Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics 07/24/2020
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Angels were a disaster last year, especially when they lost a few games that were easy to win. Their performance reflected in several changes, one of which was letting go of manager Brad Ausmus. Joe Maddon will take the place of Ausmus this season and he looks forward to stirring things up for Los Angeles. The good news is that this season the Angels have more potential with Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon. The Angels made a deal that landed Rendon on their team for $245 million. Andrew Heaney will be delivered to the mound against the Athletics in their first game.
Players to watch: B. Goodwin LF (GP 13 AB 33 R 3 H 7 2B 3 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 4 TB 13 BB 4 SO 14 SB 0 AVG 0.212 OBP 0.297 SLG 0.394 OPS 0.691), M. Thaiss 3B (GP 13 AB 32 R 5 H 8 2B 0 3B 1 HR 1 RBI 5 TB 13 BB 2 SO 5 SB 1 AVG 0.25 OBP 0.294 SLG 0.406 OPS 0.7).
Oakland Athletics made it to the postseason last year with great effort. The Athletics did well to get past most of their opponents. However, they were eliminated in a Wild Card game. The Athletics have retained some of their top players on their squad. Matt Chapman, Marcus Semien and Matt Olson are going to play an important role in Oakland as usual. From the pitching end, the Athletics have Sean Manaea, Mike Fiers and Frankie Montas on their squad. Watch out for the Athletics to cause damage this season as they start off by delivering Frankie Montas to the mound as their starting pitcher.
Players to watch: F. Barreto 2B (GP 14 AB 37 R 6 H 11 2B 4 3B 2 HR 0 RBI 4 TB 19 BB 3 SO 9 SB 1 AVG 0.297 OBP 0.35 SLG 0.514 OPS 0.864), S. Brown LF (GP 17 AB 37 R 7 H 12 2B 5 3B 1 HR 1 RBI 8 TB 22 BB 1 SO 11 SB 0 AVG 0.324 OBP 0.342 SLG 0.595 OPS 0.937).
Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Angels’ last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland’s last 7 games.
Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Betting Picks
Most of the free baseball picks have clearly predicted Oakland to win this game and cover the spread. The Angles might have a few news bats, but the Athletics are a seasoned team.
Score Prediction: Oakland Athletics 4, Los Angeles Angels 2.