Angels & A’s should Score in Saturday Baseball Betting

May 22nd, 2024 Betting on MLB Baseball

There could be some runs scored on Saturday night in baseball betting when the Los Angeles Angels meet the Oakland Athletics. It is the second game of a three-game MLB betting series between the two teams and considering the starting pitchers, runs could be plentiful.  Scott Kazmir should get the ball for Los Angeles and he has been giving up runs in bunches while Ben Sheets goes for Oakland and he has been up and down for the A’s. Baseball betting numbers indicate that Kazmir is 7-8 on the season with an ERA of 5.98. He has been terrible lately, going 0-3 with a 10.43 ERA. The only positive for Kazmir is that he is 9-3 in his career against Oakland with an ERA of 2.85.

Sheets gave up three runs on Monday in a 3-1 loss to the Yankees. That was one of his better efforts of the season. He is just 3-8 this year with a 4.89 ERA.  He is 1-1 in his last three starts with a 4.66 ERA.  He is 0-2 in his career against the Angels with a 3.67 ERA.

The Angels had won 12 of the last 20 against the A’s in MLB betting before this series began.  The teams met last month in Oakland and split a four-game series. The Angels are still in the American League West race while the A’s are starting to fall out of it.  The Texas Rangers lead the division and they could be difficult to beat. The A’s really don’t have much of a shot but the Angels could still make a run if they get some pitching.  So far this season the Angels starting pitching have not gotten the job done. They are well below average in team ERA.  If not for their offense, the Angels would already be out of the race.  Los Angeles is 10th in the league in runs scored.

The A’s stayed in the picture for a while but they simply don’t have enough offense to win on a consistent basis.  Their pitching is pretty good as they are 7th in the league in ERA but they don’t score enough runs.  The A’s are pretty good at home though and that makes them a threat to win this game in baseball betting.