Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/10/2020
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-127) Angels (+117)
Angel Stadium is the venue where Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (5-10, 4th in AL West) will play the Oakland Athletics (11-4, 1st in AL West) on Monday. The odds on this contest have the Athletics coming in at -127 and the Angels are at +117. The O/U has been set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Sean Manaea and Julio Teheran.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/4/2020 Jordan Weems RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/21/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/8/2020 Jose Quijada RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/8/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/8/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/5/2020 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/4/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/27/2020 Jose Suarez SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 11-4 overall record this season. Manaea (35-30 career record) has a FIP of 4.13 while he has gone up against 2,104 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.88 (218 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.202. He has surrendered 476 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 132 walks. Manaea has thrown 506 innings and has racked up 414 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.71 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .183 against the bullpen and they've struck out 70 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.7. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 113 base hits and 42 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 37 batters and struck out 133. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 2.64.
As a team Oakland is hitting .213, good for 23rd in the league. The Athletics hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .230 with an on-base percentage of .277. He has 14 hits this season in 61 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 105. Marcus Semien is hitting .209 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .232. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 67 at bats. His OPS+ is 53 while his slugging percentage is at .299. The Athletics have 103 hits, including 13 doubles and 18 home runs. Oakland has walked 65 times so far this season and they have struck out 154 times as a unit. They have left 99 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 64 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his career, Teheran has surrendered 1,191 hits while he has accumulated 1,186 strikeouts in 1,362 frames. He has surrendered 556 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.212 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.58 and he has faced 5,672 hitters in his pro baseball career. Teheran (77-74 record in his career) has a 3.67 ERA and has surrendered 7.9 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 56 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 120 base knocks and 63 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 63 hitters and struck out 126 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .211, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .360. He has 14 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 45 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .667 with an OPS+ of 185. David Fletcher is hitting .328 this season and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 19 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Angels as a unit have 107 base hits, including 19 doubles and 23 homers. Los Angeles has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out on 129 occasions. They have had 101 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 69 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics (-127)
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