Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-147) Los Angeles (+115)
Jaime Barria and the Los Angeles Angels (51-51, 4th in AL West) play the Oakland Athletics (58-46, 2nd in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Saturday. The Athletics open this matchup at -147 while the Angels are priced at +115. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Cole Irvin and Jaime Barria.
Oakland has a slugging % of .403 and have been rung up 903 times, while drawing a walk on 348 occasions. They have amassed 427 runs batted in and 800 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate is at .233. The Athletics have hit 173 doubles as a unit and have hit 128 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 459 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .312. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are compiling 4.4 runs per contest, which puts them at 16th in MLB.
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The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 3.72 this season (10th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 877 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.13 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. Athletics pitchers have relinquished 113 home runs in addition to 413 total runs (10th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 280 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.89 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Athletics bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 62.5% and has come into the game in 85 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 116 base runners for the year and 34.5% of them ended up scoring. Athletics pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 80 times and also have had 87 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 308 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers have earned 45 holds on the year (24th in baseball). They have 25 saves for the year and have not converted 15 of their 40 chances to save the game.
The Oakland Athletics have accumulated 2,765 putouts so far this season, in addition to 823 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding rate is at .988 which has them sitting 2nd in MLB, and they have twisted 712 double plays. The Athletics have turned 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,295 innings on the field, which has them ranked 10th in professional baseball.
Irvin has taken the hill for 162 innings and has earned 119 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.49 (81 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.287. He has surrendered 174 hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 35 walks. Irvin (9-11 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.02 while facing 691 batters in the major leagues.
The Los Angeles Angels have a team on-base percentage of .317 as well as a batting average of .256 on the year. They have struck out on 876 instances (20th in the league) and have 886 base hits. Los Angeles is sitting with 137 home runs on the campaign to go along with 464 runs batted in. The Angels hold a team slugging percentage of .436 and they score 4.76 runs per outing (9th in the league). They have put up 189 doubles, while getting a free base 274 times and putting up 486 runs.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.383 in addition to having a FIP of 4.29 as a staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.46 (965 strikeouts vs 393 walks). They are currently ranked 18th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 846. They have given up 126 long balls and they surrender 5.25 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 523 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.82 (480 earned runs surrendered).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 39.8% of 221 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 111 times in high leverage situations in addition to 148 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 91 save situations, the Angels have amassed 47 holds and also 18 blown saves. They sit at 21st in the league with a save percentage of 58.1%, and they have dispatched 349 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers take the mound in 43 save opportunities and they have earned 25 saves.
In 8,070 innings on the diamond, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (27th in the majors). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 81 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (27th in baseball). The Angels have accrued 888 assists, 68 errors and have accounted for 2,690 putouts so far this season.
During his career, Barria has surrendered 247 hits while totaling 205 punch outs in 257 innings. Barria (16-19 career mark) has earned a 4.55 ERA while allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 130 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.310 and having a FIP of 5.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and he has faced 1,089 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+115)
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