Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+100) Los Angeles (-125)
Chris Bassitt and the Oakland Athletics (57-46, 2nd in AL West) travel to Angel Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (51-50, 4th in AL West). The odds on this contest have the Athletics priced at +100 and the Angels are at -125. The total opens at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Chris Bassitt and Patrick Sandoval.
The Athletics have hit 172 doubles as a squad and have hit 128 baseballs out of the stadium. Oakland owns a slugging percentage of .406 and have struck out 894 times, while being walked on 343 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are compiling 4.4 runs per contest, which is 16th in the league. They have tallied 424 runs batted in and 796 hits for the year, and their batting average is .234. They have earned 455 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .312.
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The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 3.76 so far this year (11th in the league), and their staff has rung up 865 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 276 batters and their FIP sits at 3.90 as a unit over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.13 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. Athletics pitchers have given up 113 long balls in addition to 413 runs in total (11th in MLB).
The Athletics have sent 306 relievers to the hill on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 116 base runners on the campaign with 34.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 25 saves this year and have blown 15 of 40 chances to save the game. The Athletics relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 62.5% and has entered the game in 85 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 45 holds on the campaign (24th in the league). Athletics bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 80 times and also have had 87 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Oakland Athletics have a total of 2,738 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 814 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which has them sitting 2nd in baseball, and have a total of 705 double plays. The Athletics have converted 70.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 8,214 innings on the field, which has them ranked 10th in professional baseball.
Bassitt has pitched in 528 innings and has tallied 477 strikeouts during his career. Bassitt (29-24 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.96 and he has gone up against 2,239 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.56 (209 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.223. He has surrendered 474 base hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 172 free passes.
Los Angeles has hit 137 home runs on the campaign and 464 RBIs. They have notched 189 doubles, while walking 270 times as well as putting up 486 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated an on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a batting average of .257 this year. The Angels hold a team slugging % of .439 and they are recording 4.81 runs per outing (8th in MLB). They have struck out on 864 occasions (21st in baseball) and have earned 883 hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 519 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.83 (476 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 126 long balls and they concede 5.26 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.386 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.30 as a pitching staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.46 (956 strikeouts vs 388 free passes). They come in at 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 842.
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 43 save opportunities and they have earned 25 saves. They rank 21st in the league holding a save percentage of 58.1%, and they have sent 346 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 111 times in high leverage situations and also on 146 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.7% out of their 216 inherited runners. Sitting with 91 save situations, the Angels have 47 holds and 18 blown saves.
In 7,989 innings on the diamond, the Angels have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (27th in the majors). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 81 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (26th in MLB). The Angels have accrued 879 assists, 65 errors and have accounted for 2,663 putouts so far this season.
Sandoval (4-13 career record) has earned a 4.45 ERA while giving up 7.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.74 and he has gone up against 618 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up 73 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.233 and a FIP of 4.6. During his career, Sandoval has allowed 125 base hits while he has totaled 156 K's in 147 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+100)
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