Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+140) Oakland (-150)
RingCentral Coliseum is the site where Cole Irvin and the Oakland Athletics (31-22, 1st in AL West) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (22-29, 4th in AL West) on Sunday. The Angels open this matchup at +140 while the Athletics are priced at -150. The O/U opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Dylan Bundy and Cole Irvin.
The Angels have accumulated 76 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 65 balls out of the stadium. Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .415 and have struck out 439 times, while drawing a walk on 133 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 13th in the league. They have 218 runs batted in and 418 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is at .247. They have tallied 230 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .308.
Angels pitchers have yielded 72 home runs and 280 runs (30th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 209 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.54 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.36 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.47. The Angels hold a team earned run average of 5.24 on the season (30th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 493 hitters.
Angels bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 77 times in addition to having 51 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 19 holds this season (26th in MLB). The Angels relief pitchers have a save percentage of 55.0% and stepped onto the hill in 39 save situations. They have recorded 11 saves this season and have blown 9 of their 20 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 108 runners this year and 39.8% of them crossed home plate. The Angels have sent 181 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Angels have transformed 66.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,993 innings on the field, ranking them 30th in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have accounted for 1,331 putouts so far this season, in addition to 432 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .977 which has them sitting 30th in baseball, and have a total of 354 double plays.
Bundy has taken the hill for 725 innings and has 722 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Bundy (44-53 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.58 while he has gone up against 3,094 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.66 (376 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.304. He has conceded 710 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 236 free passes.
Oakland has tallied 70 long balls on the campaign and 207 runs batted in. They have 80 doubles, while getting a free base 191 times as well as scoring 224 runs. The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a batting average of .229 for the season. The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .408 and they tally 4.23 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have been rung up on 465 instances (12th in the league) and have tallied 390 hits.
The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 228 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.10 (213 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 54 dingers and they surrender 4.38 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league). The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.282 with a FIP of 3.78 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.01 (440 strikeouts against 146 walks). They are sitting at 28th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 454.
Sitting with 43 save situations, the Athletics have compiled 24 holds and also 5 blown saves. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 19 save opportunities and they have walked away with 14 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 47 times in high leverage situations in addition to 39 occasions with runners on. Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 39.1% of 64 inherited runners. They rank 6th in baseball holding a save rate of 73.7%, and they have sent 160 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Oakland Athletics have twisted 37 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in professional baseball). The Athletics have accrued 397 assists, 26 errors and have 1,404 putouts this season. Out of their 4,212 innings played, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in professional baseball).
Irvin (5-8 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.17 earned run average while conceding 10.3 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.08 and he has gone up against 446 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has surrendered 59 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.383 and a FIP of 4.4. In his pro baseball career, Irvin has conceded 117 hits and he has 77 K's in 102 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (-150)
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