Baltimore Orioles vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+115) Los Angeles (-152)
Angel Stadium is the venue where Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels (39-41, 4th in AL West) will play the Baltimore Orioles (27-54, 5th in AL East) on Friday. The Angels open this contest at -152 while the Orioles are coming in at +115. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Keegan Akin and Alex Cobb.
Baltimore owns a slugging percentage of .395 and have struck out 712 times, while taking a walk on 228 occasions. They have 322 RBI's in addition to 644 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate sits at .238. The Orioles have tallied 133 doubles as a team and have hit 92 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 333 runs while having a team OBP of .303. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which puts them at 21st in baseball.
The Orioles have a team earned run average of 5.44 over the course of the season (30th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 686 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 284 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.79 as a squad this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.42 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.45. Orioles pitchers have given up 121 home runs and 442 runs (29th in the league).
The Orioles have dispatched 272 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 169 runners this season and 39.1% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have compiled 15 saves so far this season and have blown 13 out of their 28 save opportunities. The Orioles bullpen have a save percentage of 53.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 64 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 35 holds on the year (18th in the league). Orioles bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 108 times and also have had 89 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles have notched a total of 2,094 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 661 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which ranks 7th in professional baseball, and have earned 561 double plays. The Orioles have turned 67.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,282 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 27th in baseball.
Akin (1-6 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.24 while he has gone up against 286 opposing hitters in the majors. He has given up 73 base knocks (10.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 25 free passes. His ERA is 6.08 (43 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.539. Akin has pitched in 63 innings and has accounted for 70 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Angels have a slugging percentage of .437 and they have an average of 4.91 runs per game (7th in the league). They have put up 147 two-baggers, while walking 223 times as well as earning 393 runs. Los Angeles has a total of 110 long balls on the season as well as 373 runs batted in. They have struck out on 694 occasions (19th in MLB) and have accounted for 688 hits. The Los Angeles Angels have recorded an OBP of .317 and a batting average of .254 so far this year.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 426 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 5.04 (394 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 104 home runs and they concede 5.45 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.421 in addition to having a FIP of 4.37 as a squad for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.42 (775 strikeouts against 320 free passes). They come in at 23rd in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 679.
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.6% of 175 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 86 times in high leverage situations in addition to 119 occasions with base runners. With 64 save situations, the Angels have earned 31 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. They rank 20th in MLB with a save percentage of 59.4%, and they have sent 280 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 32 save chances and they have earned 19 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 69 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (27th in MLB). The Angels have 696 assists, 53 errors and have a total of 2,111 putouts during this campaign. In 6,333 innings on the field, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 67.2% (29th in professional baseball).
In his career, Cobb has conceded 945 hits while earning 781 strikeouts in 970 innings. Cobb (60-60 career mark) has a 3.94 earned run average and has given up 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 425 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.267 and having a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.75 and he has gone up against 4,072 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+115)
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