Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Dylan Bundy and the Los Angeles Angels (18-24, 4th in AL West) host the Oakland Athletics (26-18, 1st in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Saturday.
Oakland is slugging .399 and have been called out on strikes 386 times, while being walked on 150 occasions. They have accounted for 169 runs batted in as well as 311 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate is at .224. The Athletics have accrued 63 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 56 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 181 runs scored and hold an OBP of .309. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are notching 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 18th in MLB.
Athletics pitchers have surrendered 47 home runs and 188 runs in total (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 117 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.93 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.03 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 4.13 for the year (16th in MLB), and they have rung up 355 batters.
The Athletics have sent 135 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 55 runners so far this season with 40.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have earned 12 saves for the season and have blown 3 of their 15 chances to save the game. The Athletics relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 80.0% and has come into the game in 36 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 21 holds on the season (13th in baseball). Athletics relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 33 times in addition to having 43 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Athletics have converted 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,411 innings, which ranks them 23rd in professional baseball. The Oakland Athletics have earned a total of 1,137 putouts this season, in addition to 338 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which is 13th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 312 double plays.
Bassitt has taken the ball for 451 innings and has tallied 402 strikeouts in his MLB career. Bassitt (22-23 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.99 while facing 1,932 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.63 (182 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.260. He has surrendered 415 base hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 154 walks.
The Angels hold a team SLG% of .415 and they average 4.51 runs per contest (13th in baseball). They have hit 62 doubles, while walking 107 times as well as scoring 185 runs. Los Angeles has 53 long balls on the year to go along with 173 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 346 occasions (23rd in the league) and have earned a total of 347 hits. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated an OBP of .311 and a batting average of .250 for the season.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.459 with a FIP of 4.30 as a staff on the year. They have a ranking of 26th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 361. The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 230 runs this year while having an ERA of 5.29 (211 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.54 (414 strikeouts against 163 bases on balls). They have given up 55 homers and they surrender 5.76 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 44.4% of 81 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 46 times in high leverage situations and on 60 occasions with runners on. With 36 save situations, the Angels have earned 18 holds and also 8 blown saves. They rank 21st in the league with a save rate of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 148 relievers onto the field on the season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 18 save chances and they have earned 10 saves.
Out of their 3,237 innings on the field, the Angels are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 65.7% (30th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 28 double plays and have a fielding rate of .977 (30th in pro baseball). The Angels have recorded 341 assists, 34 errors and have a tally of 1,079 putouts on the campaign.
Bundy (44-53 career record) has earned a 4.63 earned run average and has given up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.06 and he has gone up against 3,081 batters thus far in his career. He has given up 372 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.300 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. In his MLB career, Bundy has surrendered 705 base knocks while he has earned 720 punch outs in 723 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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