Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (+115) Angels (-125)
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (12-5, 1st in AL West) head to Angel Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Angels (6-11, 5th in AL West). The Athletics open this matchup at +115 while the Angels are priced at -125. The over/under opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Chris Bassitt and Griffin Canning.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/11/2020 Ramon Laureano CF Suspension Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/10/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2020 Jordan Weems RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/10/2020 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
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
8/4/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 12-5 overall record this season. Bassitt (15-19 career record) has a FIP of 4.10 while he has faced 1,512 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.71 (145 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.281. He has surrendered 323 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 127 free passes. Bassitt has pitched in 351 innings and is sitting with 305 punchouts thus far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.26 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen and they've struck out 79 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.1. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 133 base hits and 54 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 46 batters and struck out 148. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.14.
As a team Oakland is hitting .217, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .311. He has 19 hits this season in 70 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .629 and an OPS+ of 162. Marcus Semien is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .241. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 50 while his slugging percentage is at .280. The Athletics have 119 hits, including 15 doubles and 23 home runs. Oakland has walked 76 times so far this season and they have struck out 171 times as a unit. They have left 112 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 80 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 6-11 overall mark this year. In his career, Canning has allowed 93 base knocks while he has earned 112 strikeouts in 105 frames. He has given up 51 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.268 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.80 and he has faced 448 batters during his pro baseball career. Canning (5-8 career mark) has earned a 4.38 ERA while allowing 8.0 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 75 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 139 base knocks and 77 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 70 hitters and struck out 144 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .383. He has 18 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 54 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .741 with an OPS+ of 209. David Fletcher is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 21 hits in 67 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .493. The Angels as a unit have 127 base hits, including 24 doubles and 28 homers. Los Angeles has walked 76 times this year and they have struck out on 147 occasions. They have had 117 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 82 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels (-125)
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