Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+120) Athletics (-130)
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (8-19, 5th in AL West) go to Oakland Coliseum on Sunday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (19-8, 1st in AL West). The Angels open this game at +120 while the Athletics are coming in at -130. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Dylan Bundy and Frankie Montas.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/21/2020 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
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 8-19 overall record this season. Bundy (41-47 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.71 and he has faced 2,754 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.56 (328 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.303. He has surrendered 630 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 213 free passes. Bundy has thrown 647 frames and has earned 640 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 118 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 233 base hits and 140 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 104 batters and struck out 231. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .231, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. David Fletcher is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 35 hits this season in 112 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 128. Anthony Rendon is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .466. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 81 at bats. His OPS+ is 187 while his slugging percentage is at .593. The Angels have 212 hits, including 40 doubles and 42 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 106 times so far this season and they have struck out 229 times as a unit. They have left 187 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 123 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 19-8 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Montas has surrendered 231 base knocks while tallying 225 K's in 232 innings pitched. He has conceded 102 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.365 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.62 and he has faced 1,001 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Montas (17-11 career mark) has earned a 3.95 ERA while conceding 9.0 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.16 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .187 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 121 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 223 base knocks and 98 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 80 hitters and struck out 226 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 23rd in the league. The Athletics hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Matt Olson comes into this matchup batting .175 with an OBP of .316. He has 17 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 97 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 115. Mark Canha is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .425. He has collected 26 hits in 89 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .483. The Athletics as a unit have 200 base hits, including 38 doubles and 41 homers. Oakland has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out on 271 occasions. They have had 177 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 136 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels (+120)
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