Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 7/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+145) Oakland (-192)
James Kaprielian and the Oakland Athletics (53-42, 2nd in AL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (46-46, 4th in AL West) at RingCentral Coliseum on Tuesday. The Angels open this contest at +145 while the Athletics are coming in at -192. The total is set at 9. The starting pitchers are Jose Suarez and James Kaprielian.
As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.9 runs per contest, which ranks them 6th in MLB. They have earned 453 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .320. The Angels have compiled 173 doubles as a squad and have hit 127 baseballs out of the park. They have 432 runs batted in in addition to 810 hits on the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .259. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .443 and have struck out 797 times, while drawing a walk on 249 occasions.
The Angels hold a team earned run average of 4.90 this year (26th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 872 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.40. Angels pitchers have allowed 116 home runs and 478 runs in total (27th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 366 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.36 as a unit for the season.
Angels bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 138 times as well as having 101 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 40 holds this year (21st in the league). The Angels relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 59.0% and has come into the game in 80 save situations. They have tallied 23 saves this year and have missed out on 16 of their 39 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 206 runners on the campaign with 39.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Angels have dispatched 321 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
The Los Angeles Angels have 2,429 putouts so far this season, in addition to 808 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 21st in MLB, and have earned 626 double plays. The Angels have turned 67.9% of balls in play into outs in their 7,287 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 26th in MLB.
Suarez has pitched in 118 innings and has tallied 107 K's so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 6.29 (83 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.601. He has given up 137 base hits (10.4 hits per nine innings) and has 53 walks. Suarez (6-10 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 6.08 while he has gone up against 543 batters during his time in the majors.
The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .404 and they have an average of 4.39 runs per game (15th in MLB). They have recorded 158 two-baggers, while walking 320 times and scoring 417 runs. Oakland has accounted for 118 home runs for the year to go along with 389 RBIs. They have struck out on 819 occasions (15th in MLB) and have earned 728 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics have compiled a team on-base percentage of .311 and a batting average of .232 so far this season.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.225 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.97 as a staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.12 (787 strikeouts against 252 bases on balls). They come in at 22nd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 782. They have allowed 106 homers and they concede 4.13 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 387 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.79 (355 earned runs yielded).
With 82 save situations, the Athletics have recorded 44 holds and 15 blown saves. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 38 save chances and they have come away with 23 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 82 times in high leverage situations and on 75 occasions with runners on base. Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.0% out of 109 inherited runners. They rank 16th in the league with a save percentage of 60.5%, and they have dispatched 285 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
Out of their 7,596 innings played, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (9th in professional baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 71 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (3rd in pro baseball). The Athletics have racked up 757 assists, 42 errors and have notched a total of 2,532 putouts so far this season.
During his MLB career, Kaprielian has conceded 49 base knocks and he has 70 K's in 65 frames. Kaprielian (4-3 mark in his career) has earned a 3.15 earned run average and has conceded 6.7 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 23 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.142 and having a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.69 and he has gone up against 269 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (-192)
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