Stephen Nover's MLB Discounted Day Game Totals Dominator
(MLB) Oakland vs. LA Angels, 07/31/2021 4:05 PM, Score: 0 - 1
Total: 10.00 | -112.00 Under
Result: Win
If you can't beat him, walk him. That's been the A's motto this series when facing Shohei Ohtani. It's paid off for Oakland as they have shut out the Angels in each of the first two games. Oakland can get away with this strategy because the Angels are missing three key bats - Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon and Jared Walsh.

These injuries have taken a toll. The Angels have scored 4 or fewer runs in nine of their last 12 games.

The A's, though, haven't been lighting the scoreboard on fire either. They've been held to 4 or fewer runs in six of their past seven games.

The total is high because of the pitching matchup, Cole Irvin versus Jaime Barria.

Irvin, however, has been sneaky effective with a respectable 3.62 ERA. Barria has a fat 6.23 ERA. However, he's only thrown 13 innings. Barria made his first start of the year this past Sunday and held the Twins to two runs on four hits in seven innings. His fastball topped off higher than 95 mph in that game, the fastest he's ever thrown.

There is wind blowing out to right at about 9 mph, but this is more than offset with Tripp Gibson being the projected home plate umpire. The Under is a staggering 16-4 (80 percent) in games Gibson has been the home plate umpire in this season.