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(907) Oakland vs. LA Angels (908) 4:10 PM | Wed, Aug 12 2020
Sport: MLB | Star Rating: 9.0 Evaluation: Win (900)
OAK (-107) @ pinnacle

5 of 5 Experts (100%) with a pick on the moneyline are aligned. 9* play on the Oakland Athletics (Straight-up).


Cappers Analysis:


There have been so many breakout pitching performances already in 2020 but none any more surprising than that of A's RH Chris Bassitt. The former 16th round draft pick by the White Sox in 2011, Bassitt has been in the league since 2014 and is already 31 years old.  Although he's shown some flashes of brilliance in the past. Bassitt has never put it all together for an entire season.  It's still early in the 2020 schedule, but Bassitt is off to a torrid start going 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 15 strikeouts vs. just four walks in just under 17 innings.  Oakland's offense has been firing so far as well, with 80 runs in the first 17 games -- fourth best in the AL (three teams are tied with 82).  Even when Bassitt doesn't get the W, his team almost always does as the A's are 6-0 in Bassitt's last six starts going back to last season.  Oakland is also 11-5 (+5 games on the money line) in Bassitt's last 16 daytime starts.


I like the value we get on the Oakland Athletics with Chris Bassitt (1-0, 1.08 ERA) on the mound. The 31-year-old right-hander has allowed no more than one run in his previous three starts on the season with Oakland winning each game. That includes four shutout innings in a 3-0 win against the Halos in his season debut.

The Angels hand the ball to Griffin Canning (0-2, 3.14 ERA) who took the loss in that contest after giving up three runs on four hits through 4 2/3 frames. With 10 walks allowed through 14 innings on the season, it would be an understatement to say that Canning has struggled with his command. Last time out, he gave up four runs on three hits and six walks in 3 2/3 innings against Texas.

Marc Lawrence: 100% Winning Situation MLB Key Play!

Edges - Athletics: Bassitt 3-0 last three team-starts in this series; and 3-1 last four away team-starts during August … Angels: 2-11 last thirteen overall games in this series; and 4-16 last twenty overall division games.

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Athletics are 6-0 in Bassitt's last 6 starts & 5-0 in Bassitt's last 5 starts vs. American League West

Griffin Canning make his fourth start of the season for the Angels. He comes in 0-2 with a 3.14 ERA, a 1.605 WHIP, 10 walks and 16 strikeouts over 14.1 innings of work.

He is 1-2 with a 3.97 ERA, a 0.926 WHIP, four walks and 26 strikeouts over 22.2 innings of work agianst tje Athletics.

Angels are 1-7 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-5 int their last 6 games at home as a home favourite of -110 to -150.

Spread Knowledge: MLB Excellent Machine Grade *B* Value Pick - 3

Oakland Athletics are 33-16-1 After point spread Loss as Underdog since 2018 June 16 with a profit of +19 units
Oakland Athletics are 26-15-1 As Underdog since 2019 June 25 with a profit of +17 units
Oakland Athletics are 36-14-0 After point spread Loss since 2019 June 11 with a profit of +17 units


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