3* Bailout Blowout on Angels -1.5
Oakland vs. LA Angels,
04/11/2013 22:05 EDT,
Score: 8 - 1
Point Spread: -1½/+166 LA Angels
Oakland's offensive hot streak is about to end when they face Jason Vargas and his 1.59 ERA today. This matchup falls into a system to play against a team like Oakland when they have averaged 7 runs or more in three straight games and they are averaging 1.25 or more home runs per game on the season. When playing against these teams on the run line, this system is 40-9 (82%) over the last 5 seasons. A.J. Griffin will take the mound for Oakland and he is young and inexperienced which should help jump start this Angels offense. Griffin has only three strikeouts this season and the Angels have been hitting better averaging 5 runs per game in their last two games. Los Angeles started off slow in April last season and they just missed making the post season. That reminder has been all around the media lately which should have this Angels team playing with a little extra motivation today.