Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+105) Los Angeles (-132)
Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels (51-52, 4th in AL West) host the Oakland Athletics (59-46, 2nd in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Sunday. The Angels open this game at -132 while the Athletics are coming in at +105. The over/under is set at 10. The expected starting pitchers are James Kaprielian and Shohei Ohtani.
The Athletics have tallied 173 doubles as a squad and have hit 129 baseballs out of the park. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .402 and have been called out on strikes 914 times, while taking a walk on 354 occasions. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are earning 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 16th in the league. They have 429 runs batted in and 806 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .233. They have notched a total of 461 runs while holding a team OBP of .312.
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The Athletics have compiled a team earned run average of 3.69 on the year (9th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 884 hitters. They have walked 281 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.87 as a team this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.15 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. Athletics pitchers have allowed 113 home runs in addition to 413 runs (8th in the league).
The Athletics have sent 310 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have inherited 116 runners this year and 34.5% of those runners crossed the plate. They have compiled 26 saves on the year and have blown 15 of 41 save chances. The Athletics bullpen have earned a save percentage of 63.4% and stepped onto the hill in 87 save situations. The relievers have a total of 46 holds for the season (24th in the league). Athletics pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 80 times as well as having 89 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Athletics have converted 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,376 innings on the diamond, ranking them 10th in pro baseball. The Oakland Athletics have amassed 2,792 putouts on the year, in addition to 837 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .988 which has them sitting 2nd in baseball, and have accumulated 720 double plays.
Kaprielian has taken the ball for 76 frames and is sitting with 83 punch outs thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.43 (29 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.184. He has allowed 61 hits (7.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 29 free passes. Kaprielian (5-4 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.42 and he has faced 315 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Los Angeles Angels have tallied a team on-base percentage of .317 and a batting average of .256 this year. They have struck out on 883 occasions (19th in the league) and have tallied 893 hits. Los Angeles has 137 long balls over the course of the season as well as 464 runs batted in. The Angels hold a slugging % of .434 and they score 4.72 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have put up 191 doubles, while getting a free base 275 times as well as putting up 486 runs.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.382 and have a FIP of 4.29 as a unit for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.45 (976 strikeouts vs 399 free passes). They are currently ranked 17th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 852. They have given up 127 homers and they concede 5.22 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 525 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.79 (482 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 91 save situations, the Angels have amassed 47 holds and also 18 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 43 save opportunities and they have come away with 25 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 111 times in high leverage situations and on 149 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 39.6% out of 222 inherited base runners. They are ranked 21st in baseball with a save rate of 58.1%, and they have sent 353 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 81 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in MLB). The Angels have racked up 897 assists, 68 errors and have earned a total of 2,717 putouts so far this season. In 8,151 innings on the diamond, the Angels have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (25th in the majors).
Thus far in his career, Ohtani has allowed 95 base knocks while he has totaled 166 strikeouts in 133 frames. Ohtani (9-4 career win-loss mark) has a 3.58 earned run average and has given up 6.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 53 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.208 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.52 and he has faced 559 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+105)
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