Athletics vs Angels Prediction - MLB Picks 4/26/23

Los Angeles Angels (11-12) vs Oakland Athletics (5-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Patrick Sandoval (1-1) (3.38) vs Luis Medina (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -286 / Oakland Athletics +205 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels will play game three of their divisional series this Wednesday in Anaheim from Angels Stadium. LAA responded and took game two after capitalizing on a fast start, 5-3. 

Athletics Betting Preview

Oakland moved to 5-19 following the loss to LAA. The Athletics fell back into the loss column last night, and that trend may continue this Wednesday. The Oakland offense is scoring 2.81 runs per game, while batting .198, with a .270 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 7.36 ERA, with a 1.65 WHIP. Brent Rooker has been one of the lone positives for the A’s this season, and after recording a hit in eight of his last ten games, he leads the team in batting (.333) and RBI (14). 

Luis Medina will start for Oakland. This will mark the rookie pitcher’s first taste of big league action, and he may have a tough time with two of the best bats in the league on their home turf. 

Angels Betting Preview 

Los Angeles moved to 12-12 after defeating Oakland. The Angels avoided a three-game skid by edging by the Nats on Tuesday, and they’ll look to win again before heading to the northeast for seven games. The LAA offense is scoring 5.63 runs per game, while batting .238, with a .333 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.52 ERA, with a 1.26 WHIP. Mike Trout has recorded multiple hits in six of the last nine games, he leads LAA in batting (.326). Hunter Renfroe has hits in seven of their last eight games, and he’s up to a team-high 18 RBI. 

Patrick Sandoval (1-1, 3.38 ERA, 15 Ks) will get the ball for Los Angeles. The fifth-year flamethrower started the season with a pair of solid starts, but he found himself in trouble in the Bronx last week. Sandoval allowed five earned runs in just four innings to earn his first losing decision of the season against the Yankees, but there’s much optimism he can bounce back here. The five runs given up to New York marked more than Sandoval allowed through his first three starts, and he had success with Oakland in his season debut back at the top of the month. 

Oakland vs Anaheim Trends

Oakland is 9-15 against the spread this season, with a 15-7-2 over/under record. LAA is 10-14 ATS this year, with a 10-12-2 O/U record.

Corey's Free Pick

After suffering home losses to Royals and Athletics in the past week, the Angels have to buckle down and capitalize. These are simply just games the Halos have to win if they want to contend this Fall, and there should be a sense of urgency to finish this series strong in the clubhouse. The Angels will have an advantage on the mound and the perk of playing at home in Anaheim, so back them here Wednesday night. 

Corey’s Pick Angels -1.5

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