Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-122) Los Angeles (+112)
James Kaprielian and the Oakland Athletics (26-18, 1st in AL West) travel to Angel Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (18-24, 4th in AL West). The Athletics open this matchup at -122 while the Angels are priced at +112. The O/U is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be James Kaprielian and Dylan Bundy.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 18th in MLB. They have accounted for 181 runs while having a team OBP of .309. The Athletics have accounted for 63 doubles as a squad and have knocked 56 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 169 RBI's as well as 311 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is at .224. Oakland has a slugging % of .399 and have been called out on strikes 386 times, while drawing a walk on 150 occasions.
Athletics pitchers have allowed 47 home runs and 188 runs (19th in MLB). They have walked 117 opposing players and their FIP is 3.93 as a team on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.03 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. The Athletics hold a team ERA of 4.13 so far this year (16th in the league), and the staff has struck out 355 batters.
The Athletics have dispatched 135 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 55 base runners for the season with 40.0% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 12 saves over the course of the season and have blown 3 of their 15 chances to save the game. The Athletics bullpen have recorded a save rate of 80.0% and has entered the game in 36 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 21 holds this season (13th in baseball). Athletics bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 33 times in addition to having 43 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Oakland Athletics have 1,137 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 338 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which puts them in 13th in professional baseball, and they have turned 312 double plays. The Athletics have converted 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 3,411 innings, which has them sitting 23rd in baseball.
Kaprielian has thrown 8 innings and has tallied 10 K's so far in his MLB career. Kaprielian (1-0 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 5.58 while going up against 40 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.15 (4 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.500. He has allowed 8 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 5 free passes.
The Angels hold a team slugging percentage of .415 and they earn 4.51 runs per contest (13th in the league). They have 62 doubles, while getting a free base 107 times and putting up 185 runs. Los Angeles is sitting with 53 home runs on the campaign and 173 RBIs. They have been rung up on 346 occasions (23rd in the league) and have totaled 347 base hits. The Los Angeles Angels have tallied an OBP of .311 as well as a team batting average of .250 so far this season.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 230 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.29 (211 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 55 homers and they allow 5.76 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league). The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.459 in addition to having a FIP of 4.30 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.54 (414 strikeouts vs 163 bases on balls). They sit at 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 361.
Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 44.4% out of 81 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 46 times in high leverage situations and also on 60 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 36 save situations, the Angels have tallied 18 holds and 8 blown saves. They sit at 21st in the league with a save rate of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 148 relievers onto the field on the year. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 18 save opportunities and they have converted 10 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 28 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .977 (30th in pro baseball). The Angels have recorded 341 assists, 34 errors and have notched a total of 1,079 putouts on the season. Out of their 3,237 innings played, the Angels are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 65.7% (30th in pro baseball).
Bundy (44-53 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.63 ERA and has surrendered 8.8 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.06 and he has gone up against 3,081 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 372 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.300 and a FIP of 4.6. In his pro baseball career, Bundy has given up 705 base hits while accumulating 720 punch outs in 723 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+112)
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