Today’s MLB free pick comes from the Athletics at Angels from beautiful Anaheim, California. This one has a lopsided moneyline, and well, if you know me follow me, you know just like a juicy steak, I can’t pass up a juicy moneyline when betting on baseball.
Game: Oakland Athletics (12-5, 9-8 ATS) at Los Angeles Angels (6-11, 7-10 ATS)
When: 9:40 PM ET, Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Current Line: OAK +150 LAA -170 Total: 9
Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers (1-0, 5.62 ERA) vs. Dylan Bundy (2-1, 2.08 ERA)
Value in the Juice
With online sportsbooks offering the A’s at +150, I just can’t pass up the value they are providing tonight. Sure, Mike Fiers has been far from stellar to start the season, giving up 4 earned runs in two of his 3 starts this season, but Oakland has won all of his three starts.
Last season, Fiers went 15-4 with a 3.90 ERA, including going 3-0 in 4 starts against the Angels, giving up only 8 runs in 23.2 innings.
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Can Bundy Hold Form?
Dylan Bundy takes the mound for the Angels, his first year with the club. Bundy had no success whatsoever in Baltimore during his first 4 full seasons, but he is making the best of the move out west.
He is currently 2-1 with a great 2.08 ERA, with a near perfect 25:2 K:BB ratio. Maybe the 24-year-old has truly turned a corner, but I’m expecting a blow up game from Bundy which is why I’m heading in the direction I am for my free pick.
If Matt Chapman is dialed in like he was last night, after hitting 2 homers and a triple in 5 ABs, and Khris Davis can find his stroke (he’s hitting .375 with 3 homers in 16 at-bats vs. Bundy), Fiers and the #4 bullpen in the league will win their 10th game in their last 11.
MLB Free Pick: Oakland Athletics Moneyline +150
Free pick by Joe Berra