Angels vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 9/1/23

Oakland Athletics (39-95) vs Los Angeles Angels (64-70)

Game Info: Friday, September 1, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

JP Sears (2-11) (4.73) vs Patrick Sandoval (7-10) (4.17)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +130 / Los Angeles Angels -144 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Oakland Coliseum. 

A’s Need JP Sears to be Better

To say JP Sears has been bad as of late, might be an understatement. Over his last two starts he has gone 10 innings total and given up 18 hits and 13 runs. Oakland has lost the last five games that he has been apart of. The A’s are averaging 3.6 runs per game while their pitching is giving up 5.9 runs per game. The offense is ranked 30th and the pitching is also ranked 30th. Ith’s hard to win games when have pitchers that struggle and an offense that have issues scoring runs. 

How Will the Angels be Remembered for 2023?

Did the Angels have the worst trade deadline ever? They doubled down on improving instead of trading Ohtani for a historical haul, instead destroying more of their farm system to be buyers at the deadline. On Wednesday the Angles were able to knock off the Phillies by scoring 10 runs. During the series with the Phillies though, the pitching did give up 26 runs. The Angels are averaging 4.76 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.1 runs per game. On the mound for the Angels will be Patrick Sandoval who sits with a 7-10 record and an ERA of 3.95. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Trusting this Angels team hasn’t been fun, but in this game you can trust them. Sears is on the mound for the A’s and that is bad news for the Athletics. The Angels are coming off a game where they scored 10 runs, and they will have no issue running up the score here. The A’s will struggle to get the bats going against Sandoval and that will be the difference as the Angels get the job done. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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