Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 6/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-105) Oakland (-116)
Cole Irvin and the Oakland Athletics (41-27, 1st in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (33-33, 3rd in AL West) at RingCentral Coliseum on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the Angels priced at -105 and the Athletics are at -116. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Griffin Canning and Cole Irvin.
As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.9 runs per outing, which ranks them 8th in baseball. They have tallied 320 runs scored and have an OBP of .318. The Angels have compiled 115 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 85 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 302 RBI's as well as 560 hits this year, and their team batting average comes in at .253. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .428 and have been called out on strikes 570 times, while drawing a walk on 184 occasions.
The Angels have an earned run average of 4.88 on the campaign (26th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 637 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.39. Angels pitchers have conceded 85 home runs in addition to 339 total runs (27th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 255 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.32 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Angels have dispatched 228 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 134 runners this year and 37.3% of those players crossed the plate. They have accumulated 15 saves this season and have not converted 11 of 26 chances to save the game. The Angels bullpen have compiled a save rate of 57.7% and stepped onto the hill in 53 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 26 holds for the year (24th in the league). Angels relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 94 times in addition to having 65 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 1,733 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 568 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which is 30th in the majors, and they have turned 454 double plays. The Angels have converted 67.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,199 innings, which has them sitting at 29th in baseball.
Canning has taken the hill for 196 innings and has accounted for 208 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.58 (100 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.317. He has conceded 184 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 75 free passes. Canning (12-13 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.54 and he has gone up against 840 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have recorded an OBP of .319 and a batting average of .235 on the year. They have struck out on 594 occasions (13th in the league) and have totaled 517 base hits. Oakland has recorded 86 HRs so far this year to go along with 285 runs batted in. The Athletics have a SLG% of .414 and they are scoring 4.47 runs per game (13th in baseball). They have 116 two-baggers, while taking a walk 245 times as well as putting up 304 runs.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.260 with a FIP of 3.81 as a squad for the season. They rank 26th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 577. The Oakland pitching staff have yielded 280 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.84 (257 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.06 (557 strikeouts vs 182 free passes). They have allowed 69 home runs and they surrender 4.18 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB).
Oakland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.1% out of their 77 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 54 times in high leverage situations and also on 50 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 57 save situations, the Athletics have accumulated 32 holds and also 7 blown saves. They are ranked 6th in the league holding a save rate of 72.0%, and they have dispatched 203 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 25 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 47 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in the majors). The Athletics have racked up 517 assists, 34 errors and have accumulated 1,808 putouts during this campaign. In 5,424 innings played, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (19th in the majors).
Thus far in his career, Irvin has surrendered 135 hits while he has earned 89 strikeouts in 120 innings. Irvin (6-9 career mark) has earned a 4.85 earned run average while giving up 10.1 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 65 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.334 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.42 and he has faced 518 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-105)
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