Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/24/2020
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, July 24, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+117) Athletics (-127)
The Los Angeles Angels head to Oakland Coliseum on Friday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Frankie Montas for the Athletics.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at +117 and Oakland at -127. The Angels had a 79-76-7 over/under mark and a 72-90-0 run line record last year. The Athletics were 97-66-0 against the run line and had a 71-89-3 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels were 79-76-7 against the over/under last year
The Los Angeles Angels were 72-90-0 against the run line last season
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics were 71-89-3 against the over/under last year
The Oakland Athletics were 97-66-0 against the run line last season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
7/21/2020 Jose Quijada RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/21/2020 Jose Suarez SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/21/2020 Jacob Rhame RP Undisclosed Questionable for start of season
7/21/2020 Brandon Marsh LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/21/2020 Luis Rengifo 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/20/2020 Julio Teheran SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/20/2020 Anthony Rendon 3B Oblique Questionable for start of season
7/20/2020 Patrick Sandoval SP Illness Questionable for start of season
7/17/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/15/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/9/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
6/24/2020 Jose Briceno C Shoulder Questionable for start of season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/20/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/20/2020 Ramon Laureano CF Calf Questionable for start of season
6/27/2020 Daniel Mengden SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/24/2020 Daulton Jefferies SP Biceps Questionable for start of season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels had a 72-90 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney had a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.29. He had 118 strikeouts over his 95.1 innings pitched and he gave up 93 hits. He allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.63. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.64 and they gave up 726 base hits on the year. Teams hit .246 against the bullpen and they struck out 764 hitters while walking 319 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They were 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Angels pitchers collectively gave up 1,417 base hits and 820 earned runs last year. They allowed 267 home runs last season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff walked 576 batters and struck out 1,404. They walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit was 5.04.
As a team Los Angeles hit .247, good for 19th in the league. The Angels held a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which was good for 14th in baseball. They ranked 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Albert Pujols hit .244 with an on-base percentage of .305 last year. He had 120 hits last season in 491 at bats with 93 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .430 and an OPS+ of 94. Mike Trout hit .291 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .438. He totaled 137 hits and he drove in 104 men in 470 at bats. His OPS+ was 185 while his slugging percentage was at .645. The Angels had 1,368 hits last season, including 268 doubles and 220 home runs. Los Angeles walked 586 times last year and they struck out 1,276 times as a unit. They left 1,125 men on base and had a team OPS of .746. They scored 4.75 runs per contest and scored a total of 769 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland had a 97-65 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 2.63, Frankie Montas had a 9-2 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He had 103 strikeouts over the 96 innings he pitched. He also gave up 84 hits. He allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.89 and they gave up 498 base hits on the year. Teams hit .228 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers struck out 603 batters and walked 221 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They were 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Athletics pitchers as a team surrendered 1,342 base knocks and 646 earned runs last season. They gave up 201 home runs last year, which ranked 25th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff walked 477 hitters and struck out 1,299 batters. They gave up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.24 while their FIP as a staff was 4.34.
As a team, they batted .249, good for 16th in the league. The Athletics held a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which was good for 11th in baseball. They ranked 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup after batting .285 with an OBP of .369 last season. He had 187 hits last year along with 92 RBI in 657 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 138. Matt Chapman hit .249 last season and he had an OBP of .342. He collected 145 hits in 583 at bats while driving in 91 runs. He had an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Athletics as a unit had 1,384 base hits last season, including 292 doubles and 257 homers. Oakland walked 578 times last year and they struck out on 1,338 occasions. They left 1,081 men on base and had an OPS of .776. They scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 845 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels (+117)
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