Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Sunday June 21st, 2015. At 4:05 PM EST.
The (35-34) Los Angeles Angels of the American League West Division will stay in the “BAY AREA”. For the finale of a three-game divisional series. Los Angeles will play the (30-41) Oakland A’s also of the AL League West in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at the Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Los Angeles Angels will be strong contenders the entire summer for a playoff position. The Oakland A’s management ability to play money ball this season is not going as planned. The opening betting line has Oakland as a -130 home favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is seven and a half runs for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Los Angeles Angels have won two of three but lost on June 20th in the second game of the series. The Angels are third in the AL West, five games out of first place. The A’s are 17-21 on the road this season.
*Center Fielder Mike Trout is the offensive leader at the plate with a .301 batting average, a .384 on base percentage and seventy-seven hits.
*First Baseman Albert Pujols has a team-high twenty home runs with forty-two RBI S.
*The Angels batting lineup have hit seventy-one home runs.
*Starting Pitcher Garrett Richards leads the Angels pitching staff with seven wins.
*Relief Pitcher Huston Street has a staff best nineteen saves.
*The Angels pitching staff averages 7.64 strikeouts per contest.
*The Angels begin a homestand on June 22nd playing host to Seattle.
*Notable injuries: Four Los Angeles pitchers are on the disabled list.
*The Angels are 2-12 their last fourteen baseball games on Sunday’s.
*Los Angeles is 2-6 their last eight as a betting odds underdog.
* The Los Angeles Angels are 5-5 their last ten 2015 MLB Picks overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five.
*The Los Angeles Angels will have Right Hander Garrett Richards, who is (7-4) with a 3.59 earned run average on the mound for game three of the series. The Riverside, California native went seven innings, giving up four hits and a single run his last start on June 16th, a 4-1 interleague home victory over Arizona.
*Bovada.Lv has the Los Angeles Angels at 12/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Crown.
The 2015 Oakland A’s have lost two of three. Oakland is at the bottom of the standing in the Division, eleven games out of first place. Oakland is 13-20 at home this season.
*Catcher Stephen Vogt leads the offense in four of five major offensive categories.
*Third Baseman Brett Lawrie has a team-best seventy-one hits.
*The Oakland offense has a .397 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Sonny Gray leads the rotation with a 1.95 ERA, eight wins and has ninety strikeouts.
*The Oakland pitching staff has a 3.55 team earned run average.
*Notable injuries: Center Fielder CoCo Crisp in on the 60-day disabled list wit ha neck injury.
*Four Oakland pitchers are nursing ailments.
*The A’s will hit the road with for a three-game trip on June 22nd.
*The betting odds over the total are 5-1-2 Oakland last eight on Sunday’s.
*The betting odds over the total are 21-9 the A’s last thirty at home.
The Oakland A’s are 6-4 their last ten overall going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four.
*.”LEFTY” Scott Kazmir, who is (3-4) with a 2.84 ERA. The 6’0″ 185 Houston, Texas native. Pitched five innings, giving up five hits and three runs his last start. 6-5 no-decision at San Diego on June 16th.
*The Minnesota Twins are 18/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
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