Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-105) Los Angeles (-116)
Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels (50-50, 4th in AL West) host the Oakland Athletics (56-46, 2nd in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Athletics priced at -105 and the Angels are at -116. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Frankie Montas and Alex Cobb.
As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 4.4 runs per outing, which has them at 15th in MLB. They have earned a total of 445 runs while holding a team OBP of .311. The Athletics have hit 171 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 127 balls out of the park. They have 416 RBI's and 785 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is .233. Oakland has a slugging % of .405 and have been called out on strikes 885 times, while taking a walk on 338 occasions.
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Athletics pitchers have surrendered 113 home runs and 409 total runs (11th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 273 opposing players and their FIP is 3.92 as a unit this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.12 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. The Athletics have compiled a team earned run average of 3.76 so far this season (10th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 853 hitters.
Athletics pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 78 times as well as having 86 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 45 holds for the year (21st in MLB). The Athletics relievers have a save percentage of 62.5% and stepped onto the hill in 85 save situations. They have accumulated 25 saves on the season and have blown 15 of 40 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 112 runners so far this year and 32.1% of those runners crossed home plate. The Athletics have dispatched 300 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Athletics have converted 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 8,133 innings, which has them ranked 10th in pro baseball. The Oakland Athletics have accumulated 2,711 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 806 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which has them sitting 3rd in pro baseball, and have earned 700 double plays.
Montas has taken the ball for 373 innings and has accumulated 384 K's so far in his career. Montas (26-22 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.99 and he has faced 1,614 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.25 (176 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.359. He has surrendered 381 base hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 126 walks.
Los Angeles has tallied 134 HRs on the year as well as 456 runs batted in. They have tallied 189 doubles, while getting a free base 263 times and putting up 478 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have a team on-base percentage of .317 and a batting average of .257 so far this season. The Angels hold a slugging % of .437 and they score 4.78 runs per outing (10th in MLB). They have struck out on 857 occasions (20th in the league) and have totaled 873 hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 512 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.82 (470 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 125 homers and they surrender 5.25 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB). The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.385 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.29 as a team over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.47 (945 strikeouts against 383 free passes). They come in at 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 833.
Sitting with 89 save situations, the Angels have earned 46 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relievers to enter the game in 42 save opportunities and they have tallied 25 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 109 times in high leverage situations and also on 143 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.1% out of their 212 inherited runners. They sit at 17th in baseball holding a save percentage of 59.5%, and they have sent 339 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the campaign.
In their 7,908 innings played, the Angels hold a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (26th in baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 81 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (26th in pro baseball). The Angels have recorded 872 assists, 64 errors and have earned 2,636 putouts on the season.
In his pro baseball career, Cobb has given up 965 hits and he has 802 punch outs in 994 frames. Cobb (62-60 mark in his career) has a 3.87 earned run average and has given up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 428 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.265 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.74 and he has faced 4,172 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-116)
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