Scrumptious Athletics-Angels online baseball bettingPosted by: Charlie Smith
Athletics +1½ (-175) 8½ (-105) +122
Angels -1½ (+155) 8½ (-115) -132
On the mound: Jesse Hahn (RHP, 1-1, 3.00 ERA) has thrown six inning in each of his three times on the hill this season – two of which have been starts – including a 9-1 win over the Rangers in which he surrendered two hits and four walks and stroke out four batters. Hahn began the season with the A’s AAA Nashville affiliate but was called before the Minor League season began. Hahn then proceeded to bump off Raul Alcantara. Off the rotation, that is.
At bat: Yonder Alonso and Khris David both have one home run and two RBIs against the Angels’ starter, in three and four plate appearances respectively. Alonso is batting .292/.370/.563 with three homers this season; his 88.2-mph average exit velocity is the same as what he posted last year, but his average launch angle has improved from 10.3 to 18.5 degrees, allowing him to drive the ball in the air more.
Miscellanea: Outfielder Rajai Davis has missed three consecutive starts, but is expected to be available for the series opener at Angel Stadium. The A’s are in the midst of a 15-game stretch against AL West division opponents.
Recent form: Oakland has won five of their last six games but has lost five of their last seven versus the Angels.
Online baseball betting trends: The A’s have covered the spread in 14 of their last 21 road games but only in one of their last four visits to the Angels. The baseball wagering total has gone under in six of Oakland’s last nine meetings with the Angels.
On the mound: JC Ramirez (RHP, 2-2, 6.46 ERA) joined the Halos’ rotation in April 14th to fill in for the injured Garrett Richards and has given up eight runs, stroke out 12, and walked three in 10 1/3 innings as a starter. Ramirez faced Oakland two times as a reliever in the clubs’ first series, picking up a win on April 5th after throwing 2 2/3 scoreless innings.
At bat: Mike Trout has one homer and one RBI off of Hahn in four at-bats.
Miscellanea: Ricky Nolasco was expected to start on Tuesday but was pushed back by manager Mike Scioscia to work on a mechanical issue. Get his oil checked too while you’re at it.
Recent form: The Angels have lost 10 of their last 13 games overall but have won 13 of their last 18 at home, as well as six of their last seven times hosting the As.
Online baseball betting trends: The Angels are 2-13 against the spread in the last 15 games and 0-5 ATS in the last five at home, but they have covered in four of the last five times receiving the As. The baseball wagering total has gone over in 13 of the Angels’ last 14 games home games against Oakland.