Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics (26-19, 2nd in AL West) are headed to Angel Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (19-25, 4th in AL West).
Oakland has a slugging rate of .398 and have been called out on strikes 406 times, while drawing a walk on 154 occasions. They have accrued 174 RBI's and 323 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average sits at .222. The Athletics have accrued 66 doubles as a squad and have smacked 59 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 186 runs while holding a team OBP of .306. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are notching 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 17th in baseball.
Athletics pitchers have allowed 49 home runs in addition to 204 runs in total (21st in the league). They have walked 124 opposing players and their FIP is 3.95 as a squad this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.96 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.32. The Athletics hold a team earned run average of 4.28 on the year (19th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 367 hitters.
The Athletics have dispatched 141 relievers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 56 runners so far this season with 41.1% of those runners crossed the plate. They have earned 12 saves this year and have blown 3 of their 15 save opportunities. The Athletics relievers have a save rate of 80.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 36 save situations. The relievers have 21 holds so far this season (16th in the league). Athletics relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 34 times in addition to having 43 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Athletics have converted 68.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,573 innings on the diamond, ranking them 25th in the majors. The Oakland Athletics have accounted for 1,191 putouts this year, in addition to 351 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which has them sitting 14th in the majors, and have 323 double plays.
Manaea (42-33 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.03 while he has faced 2,479 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 572 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 148 walks. His earned run average is 3.89 (258 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.207. Manaea has taken the hill for 596 innings and has accounted for 495 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated a team OBP of .309 in addition to a team batting average of .248 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 371 occasions (20th in the league) and are sitting with 365 base hits. Los Angeles has 57 long balls for the season to go along with 185 RBIs. The Angels hold a team slugging percentage of .417 and they are scoring 4.48 runs per contest (13th in the league). They have notched 67 two-baggers, while getting a free base 113 times as well as putting up 197 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 240 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 5.20 (221 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 59 dingers and they relinquish 5.65 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.450 and have a FIP of 4.36 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.49 (436 strikeouts against 175 walks). They are currently ranked 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 379.
Sitting with 36 save situations, the Angels have amassed 18 holds and also 8 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers take the mound in 18 save chances and they have come away with 10 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 47 times in high leverage situations and on 64 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 41.4% out of their 87 inherited base runners. They rank 20th in the league holding a save percentage of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 158 relievers onto the diamond on the year.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 31 double plays and have a fielding rate of .977 (30th in professional baseball). The Angels have accrued 367 assists, 35 errors and have accounted for 1,148 putouts so far this year. In their 3,444 innings on the diamond, the Angels hold a defensive efficiency of 66.1% (30th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Heaney has surrendered 529 hits and he has 550 strikeouts in 543 innings. Heaney (25-32 career mark) holds a 4.50 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has given up 272 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.249 and a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.67 and he has gone up against 2,291 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland
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