Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels (21-27, 5th in AL West) are headed to RingCentral Coliseum on Thursday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (28-22, 1st in AL West).
Los Angeles is slugging .420 and have been called out on strikes 411 times, while drawing a walk on 126 occasions. They have compiled 208 runs batted in and 398 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average sits at .249. The Angels have hit 71 doubles as a team and have hit 63 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 220 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .310. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.6 runs per contest, which is 13th in the league.
The Angels have compiled a team earned run average of 5.21 so far this year (30th in the league), and the staff has struck out 465 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 194 opposing players and their FIP is 4.57 as a team this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.40 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.46. Angels pitchers have yielded 69 home runs and also 264 total runs (30th in MLB).
The Angels have dispatched 172 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 99 runners over the course of the season and 38.4% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 10 saves so far this year and have not converted 9 of 19 chances to save the game. The Angels relief pitchers have a save rate of 52.6% and has entered the game in 37 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 18 holds this season (26th in MLB). Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 72 times as well as having 50 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Angels have transformed 66.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,768 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 29th in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have 1,256 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 406 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .976 which is 30th in professional baseball, and they have turned 330 double plays.
Cobb (57-59 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.00 and he has gone up against 3,965 batters in the majors. He has allowed 923 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 277 walks. His earned run average is 3.90 (409 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.272. Cobb has taken the hill for 943 innings and has earned 753 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Oakland Athletics have recorded an on-base percentage of .310 in addition to a team batting average of .226 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 445 occasions (11th in baseball) and have notched a total of 367 base hits. Oakland has knocked in 69 home runs on the season and 195 runs batted in. The Athletics have a team SLG% of .412 and they average 4.20 runs per outing (17th in MLB). They have hit 78 two-baggers, while walking 174 times and racking up 210 runs.
The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 224 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.27 (209 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 54 HR's and they surrender 4.57 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.311 and have a FIP of 3.91 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.99 (416 strikeouts vs 139 walks). They rank 28th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 439.
Sitting with 41 save situations, the Athletics have compiled 24 holds and also 5 blown saves. Oakland has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 17 save opportunities and they have walked away with 12 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 46 times in high leverage situations and on 37 occasions with runners on. Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 40.3% out of their 62 inherited base runners. They rank 7th in the league with a save rate of 70.6%, and they have dispatched 156 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 35 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in MLB). The Athletics have accrued 381 assists, 25 errors and have earned 1,323 putouts this season. In 3,969 innings on the field, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (24th in the majors).
Thus far in his career, Bassitt has allowed 420 hits while he has totaled 410 K's in 459 innings. He has conceded a total of 184 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.252 and having a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.65 and he has gone up against 1,961 batters so far in his MLB career. Bassitt (23-23 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.61 earned run average and has conceded 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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