Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/22/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+132) Athletics (-143)
Mark Canha and the Oakland Athletics (18-8, 1st in AL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (8-18, 4th in AL West) at Oakland Coliseum on Saturday. The Angels open this game at +132 while the Athletics are coming in at -143. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Griffin Canning and Chris Bassitt.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/20/2020 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/18/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/14/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/8/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/21/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
8/10/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 8-18 overall record this season. Canning has thrown 113 innings and has tallied 116 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.62 (58 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.282. He has given up 105 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 40 free passes. Canning (5-9 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.63 while he has faced 487 opposing batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 112 hitters and walked 51 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.27. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 225 base hits and 135 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 100 batters and struck out 219. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.63.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .228, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .449. He has 22 hits this season in 76 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .579 and an OPS+ of 180. David Fletcher is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 107 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .449. The Angels have 201 hits, including 38 doubles and 42 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 103 times so far this season and they have struck out 223 times as a unit. They have left 174 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 120 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 18-8 overall mark this year. Bassitt (16-19 mark in his career) has earned a 3.78 ERA and has given up 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.40 and he has gone up against 1,559 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. During his pro baseball career, Bassitt has conceded 333 base knocks while he has tallied 312 punchouts in 362 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 152 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.278 and having a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.24 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 118 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 212 base knocks and 95 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 77 hitters and struck out 220 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Mark Canha comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .413. He has 24 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 86 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 148. Matt Olson is hitting .170 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 16 hits in 94 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Athletics as a unit have 192 base hits, including 34 doubles and 40 homers. Oakland has walked 114 times this year and they have struck out on 259 occasions. They have had 169 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 131 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels (+132)
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