Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/26/2020
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+130) Athletics (-140)
The Los Angeles Angels visit Oakland Coliseum on Sunday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Shohei Ohtani for the Angels and Mike Fiers for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +130 and Oakland at -140. The Angels had a 79-76-7 over/under record and a 72-90-0 run line mark last season. 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
7/24/2020 Jose Briceno C Shoulder Probable for Jul 24
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/22/2020 Luis Rengifo 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/22/2020 Jose Quijada RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/22/2020 Jose Suarez SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/22/2020 Brandon Marsh LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/22/2020 Jacob Rhame RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/22/2020 Anthony Rendon 3B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/22/2020 Julio Teheran SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
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
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/24/2020 Daulton Jefferies SP Biceps Probable for Jul 24
7/21/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels had a 72-90 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani didn't throw a pitch last year because he was recovering from Tommy John surgery. He'll probably be limited by pitch count to start this season. 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 while striking out 764 hitters and 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. Justin Upton hit .215 with an on-base percentage of .309 last year. He had 47 hits last season in 219 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .416 and an OPS+ of 92. Tommy La Stella hit .295 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .346. He totaled 86 hits and he drove in 44 men in 292 at bats. His OPS+ was 119 while his slugging percentage was at .486. 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 3.90, Mike Fiers had a 15-4 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He had 126 strikeouts over the 184.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 166 hits. He allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.97. 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. Khris Davis comes into this matchup after batting .220 with an OBP of .293 last season. He had 106 hits last year along with 73 RBI in 481 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .387 with an OPS+ of 82. Matt Olson hit .267 last season and he had an OBP of .351. He collected 129 hits in 483 at bats while driving in 91 runs. He had an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .545. 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics (-140)
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