Athletics vs Angels Prediction - MLB Picks 9/29/23

Los Angeles Angels (71-88) vs Oakland Athletics (49-110)

Game Info: Friday, September 29, 2023 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Chase Silseth (4-1) (4.10) vs Ken Waldichuk (4-8) (5.49)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -140 / Oakland Athletics +129 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels clash Friday in game 1 of an MLB series at Angel Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Athletics need a win after losing 7 of their last 10 games. The Athletics have the worst record in baseball. The Athletics pitching staff is 29th in ERA (5.49), 29th in WHIP (1.52) and 30th in quality starts (31). The Athletics offense is 30th in runs per game (3.61), 30th in batting average (.223) and 21st in homers (168). Esteury Ruiz leads the Athletics with 112 hits and 46 RBI, while Brent Rooker and Ryan Noda have combined for 202 hits and 121 RBI. Ken Waldichuk gets the ball, and he is 4-8 with a 5.29 ERA and 129 strikeouts this season. Waldichuk is 1-1 with a 5.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

Oakland Athletics Team Facts

  • The Athletics have won each of their last three games as underdogs against the Angels.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line each of their last eight Friday games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have led after 3 innings in three of their last four games as road underdogs against AL West opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Athletics' last five night games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last six games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

The Angels need a win after losing 7 of their last 10 games. The Angels are 1 of 8 AL teams bounced from playoff contention. The Angels pitching staff is 23rd in ERA (4.66), 26th in WHIP (1.42) and 22nd in quality starts (48). The Angels' offense is 15th in runs per game (4.55), 18th in batting average (.245) and 4th in homers (226). Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 151 hits and 95 RBI, while Brandon Drury and Luis Rengifo have combined for 226 hits and 131 RBI. Chase Silseth gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 4.10 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Silseth is 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

Los Angeles Angels Team Facts

  • The Angels have lost each of their last seven games as favorites against AL West opponents.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 12 games as favorites against AL West opponents.
  • The Angels have led after 7 innings in each of their last six games against the Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last five night games between the Athletics and Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • The Angels have trailed after 5 innings in four of their last five games as home favorites.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Angels rank T28th in the league for steals this season (71).
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 28th in the league for walks allowed this season (625).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 30th in the league for runs scored this season (574).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 30th in the league for hits this season (1165).

Randy’s Pick

The Angels should be favored at home, especially when they have the better pitcher on the mound in Chase Silseth. However, neither of these teams have anything to play for, and they're playing like it. Two teams that are waiting for Sunday afternoon, so they can start booking vacations. Also, Ken Waldichuk and Silseth isn't the best pitching matchup in the world. If forced to pick a side, I want the plus money. Give me the A's if forced to pick.

Randy’s Pick Oakland Athletics +129

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