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Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics

July 3, 2024


Game 2 of a three-game series between two AL West division foes will take place on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Angels travel to Oakland, California, to face the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The game will start at 9:40 PM ET and air on Bally Sports West and NBC Sports California.


Los Angeles Angels Team Preview


The Los Angeles Angels ended June winning seven of their final nine games. However, they ended the month with a 6-7 loss at home in Game 4 of their series against the Detroit Tigers and followed up with a Game 1 loss on Tuesday night against the Oakland Athletics to extend their losing streak to two games.


The loss dropped the record for the Angels to 12 games below .500 at 36-48, which puts them in 4th place in the AL West and gives them the 3rd worst record in the American League, only better than the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics. Jose Soriano struggled in his start in Game 1 of the series as he pitched four innings and allowed four runs while striking out four batters, resulting in his 6th loss of the season. Brandon Drury scored three of the runs for the Angels, and Nolan Schanuel had four RBIs in the game.


The loss in Game 1 on Tuesday night ended the four-game winning streak in the series for the Angels; however, they outscored the Athletics by an average of 5.8 to 3.6 runs per game during that stretch. The Los Angeles Angels will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Oakland Athletics for Game 2 of the series.


Oakland Athletics Team Preview


Oakland has the 2nd worst record in the American League this season, only better than the Chicago White Sox, as they enter Game 2 of the series with Los Angeles 25 games below .500 at 31-56 and have lost seven of their last nine games while having lost by an average of 3 to 5.22 runs per game, however, they ended their four-game losing streak in the series and their two-game losing streak this season with a 7-5 win in Game 1 of the series on Tuesday night.


The Athletics scored their seven runs in the 4th and 6th innings, including four of the runs in the 4th, which included a three-run home run hit by Lawrence Butler, which also scored Shea Langeliers and Zack Gelof. Mitch Spence also improved his record this season to one game above .500 after pitching 5 ? innings while allowing one run and recording five strikeouts.


The Athletics have split the previous ten meetings in the series with the Angels. However, in those matchups, Oakland has outscored Los Angeles by an average of 4.7 to 4.6 runs per game. The Oakland Athletics will look to build off the momentum following the win in Game 1 of the series when they host the Los Angeles Angels for Game 2 on Wednesday night.


Odds and Series Trends


WagerWeb has the Los Angeles Angels listed as -115 moneyline favorites on the road against the Oakland Athletics for Game 2 of the series on Wednesday night. The teams have split the previous ten matchups 5-5, with Oakland outscoring Los Angeles by an average of 4.7 to 4.6 runs per game in those contests. At the same time, the Angels have won two of the previous three games by an average margin of 1 run per game.


Game Pick


Neither team is having a good season this year, with Los Angeles having the 3rd worst record and Oakland having the 2nd worst record in the American League. Los Angeles has dominated the series against the Athletics this season as they have won three of the four games in the series and have won by an average margin of 1.75 runs per game, which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Los Angeles Angels when they travel to face the Oakland Athletics for Game 2 of the series on Wednesday night.


Pick: Los Angeles Angels (-115)