Free MLB Picks: Athletics @ Angels; 10:35PM

on Friday night. The Los Angeles Angels may have the costlier players but it is the low-budget Oakland Athletics’ play that is worth a catch in the AL West. The Athletics are looking for the continued success in Anaheim tonight. The visiting A's seek to end their recent struggles against Jered Weaver and they would love to offer the underperforming Angels the fourth straight defeat on Friday night. It is happening for the first time since 1990 - Oakland (56-39) is currently the No.1 at the All-Star break. It has a two-game lead over Texas. The A’s have also equaled a franchise record for most wins at the All-star break. The Oakland team also has a staff ERA of 2.76 by winning a dozen out of 17 since it last lose a series at Seattle from June 21-23.

Baseball predictions expert reports that Yoenis Cespedes, the 2013 Home Run Derby champion and second-year outfielder is hitting an average of .225. He has in possession a total of 15 homers and 43 RBIs. Cespedes has a record of batting an average of .321 with one homer and seven RBIs this season against Los Angeles (44-49), which has suffered a five-game skid against the A's with a 5-4 win May 1. The A's had overpowered the Angels 28-11 to whitewash a three-game set at Los Angeles in April. Oakland has recorded an average of 5.1 runs while winning 10 of 12 there. However, Weaver, who is at 3-5 with an ERA of 3.63, has thrown 18 consecutive scoreless innings against Oakland. He allowed only one Seth Smith the solo home run over 30 2-3 innings to go 3-0 in four starts against the A's in the last season. The right-hander has not been playing for almost two months due to a broken elbow problem but he allowed two runs in 20 2-3 while going 2-0 in three starts. Later on, he allowed four and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings of a 6-0 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.  Los Angeles Angels’ starting pitchers are currently ranking near the bottom of the MLB with an offsetting ERA of 4.57.

Free MLB picks expert informs that despite the insertion of ace slugger Josh Hamilton to the lineup that already included players like Albert Pujols, Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout, the Angels are ranking third in the West and they’re 11 behind of Oakland. They have a record of winning 11 of 14 before getting limited to only six runs while going through a three-game sweep by Seattle in the last weekend. The proper start will be with Hamilton and Pujols, who are hitting a combined average of .237 with 29 homers. Pujols is now at 0 for 8 in the last pair of games against Oakland and 1 for 6 against the probable starter A.J. Griffin who is at 8-6 with an ERA of 3.68. Hamilton is now 4 for 7 against the right-hander, who is going now 3-0 with an ERA of 3.00 in his last five starts after allowing six hits in eight innings of a 3-0 win over Boston on Saturday. Griffin is now at 2-0 against the Angels. He allowed only one run in total 16 innings of the road contests which came over eight frames of an 8-1 victory on April 11.

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