LA Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 7/4/24

Oakland Athletics (30-56) vs LA Angels (36-47)

Game Info: Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

JP Sears (4-7) (5.00) vs Roansy Contreras (0-0) (3.82)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics -120 / LA Angels +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels square off Thursday in MLB action from Oakland Coliseum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an LA Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

JP Sears will get the nod for the A’s in this one and is 4-7 with a 5.00 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. In his career, Sears is 1-2 with a 5.03 ERA and 14 strikeouts against the Angels. The Angels will trot out Roansy Contreras for the start here and Contreras is 1-0 with a 3.82 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. In his career, Contreras is 0-1 with a 21.60 ERA and 3 strikeouts against the Angels.

Oakland A’s Recap

The Oakland A’s will try to complete the sweep after taking down the Angels in Wednesday’s matchup by a final score of 5-0 to win the series, but a win on Thursday would give the A’s some revenge after being swept by the Angels this time last week. The series win did snap the  series losing streak for the A’s, which included losses to the Diamondbacks, Angels and Twins over the last two weeks.

A's Looking For Momentum

Entering Wednesday, Brent Rooker leads the A’s with 48 RBIs along with 16 home runs this season while Abraham Toro has 72 hits and 24 RBIs. JJ Bleday has a team-high 22 doubles, 3 triples, 75 hits and 30 RBIs and Toro has a .260 batting average. Rooker also has the unfortunate title of leading strikeout bat with 101 K’s at the dish this season. Shea Langeliers has also chipped in 15 home runs and 41 RBIs.

Why the Oakland Athletics will win

  • The Angels have lost each of their last eight games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The home team has won 13 of the last 14 games between the Angels and Athletics.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line each of their last eight games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum against teams that held a losing record.
  • The home team has covered the run line in each of the last six games between the Angels and Athletics.

Los Angeles Angels Recap

The Los Angeles Angels will try to bounce back and avoid the sweep at the hands of Oakland after falling flat on Wednesday. The series loss for the Angels means that the Halos will have their series win streak snapped after knocking off the Tigers and A’s over the last two series.

Angels Looking To Find Pulse Offensively After Sluggish Showing

Going into Wednesday’s action, Taylor Ward has 73 hits along with 16 doubles, 14 home runs and a team-high 43 RBIs. Mike Trout also has 10 home runs along with a pair of triples and 6 stolen bases, but remains out indefinitely with injury while Zach Neto has 19 doubles, 73 strikeouts and 11 stolen bases. Luis Rengifo also has a team-high 79 hits and 22 stolen bases while Jo Adell has 13 home runs, 36 RBIs and 9 stolen bases as well.

Why the Los Angeles Angels will win

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last 11 day games after playing the previous day.
  • The underdogs have won each of the Angels' last six games.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in each of their last nine games as favorites against American League opponents following a win.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in each of the Angels' last six games.

LA Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

I’m leaning towards the Angels here. I like JP Sears and the Angels haven’t been great against lefties, but Sears still has an ERA over five at home this season and I’m not trusting him as far as I can throw him as he’s not the cornerstone pitcher the A’s need. The Angels have had far more success offensively as of late, and I think Contreras will be on a short leash and once he leaves, he hands the ball off to an Angels’ bullpen that has been surprisingly effective as of late. Give me the Angels.

Chris’s Pick Los Angeles Angels +100

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