Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-105) Los Angeles (-125)
Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels (71-74, 4th in AL West) play the Oakland Athletics (78-67, 2nd in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Friday. The Athletics open this game at -105 while the Angels are coming in at -125. The total has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Cole Irvin and Shohei Ohtani.
The Athletics have recorded 248 doubles as a squad and have hit 180 balls out of the stadium. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .410 and have struck out 1,211 times, while drawing a walk on 483 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 11th in MLB. They have amassed 628 RBI's and 1,156 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average sits at .239. They are sitting with 669 runs scored and have an OBP of .317.
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The Athletics have an ERA of 4.00 on the year (13th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,198 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.06 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 167 home runs and 609 total runs (11th in baseball). They have walked 392 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.04 as a unit so far this year.
The Athletics relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 58.1% and has come into the game in 124 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 160 runners so far this season and 36.3% of them ended up scoring. Athletics bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 109 times in addition to having 127 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 447 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen are sitting with 62 holds this year (26th in MLB). They have compiled 36 saves over the course of the season and have blown 26 out of their 62 save opportunities.
The Athletics have transformed 69.8% of balls in play into outs in their 11,553 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 14th in baseball. The Oakland Athletics have earned a total of 3,851 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,177 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which has them ranked 2nd in the majors, and they have twisted 985 double plays.
Irvin has taken the ball for 203 innings and has accumulated 144 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.64 (105 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.345. He has conceded 226 base knocks (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has 48 walks. Irvin (11-15 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.24 and he has faced 879 hitters in the major leagues.
The Los Angeles Angels have an OBP of .310 in addition to a team batting average of .246 this season. They have struck out on 1,266 occasions (16th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,199 base hits. Los Angeles has knocked in 176 home runs this year as well as 615 RBIs. The Angels have a team slugging % of .412 and they score 4.46 runs per outing (17th in the league). They have put up 242 doubles, while taking a walk 401 times as well as recording 646 runs.
The Angels have a WHIP of 1.385 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.23 as a staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.51 (1,322 strikeouts against 527 free passes). They are sitting at 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,228. They have relinquished 170 dingers and they concede 5.13 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 723 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.72 (665 earned runs given up).
Sitting with 126 save situations, the Angels have 65 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 59 save chances and they have tallied 37 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 151 times in high leverage situations in addition to 210 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.2% out of 319 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 14th in the league with a save rate of 62.7%, and they have sent 493 relievers onto the diamond this season.
The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 116 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in professional baseball). The Angels have racked up 1,251 assists, 83 errors and are sitting with 3,803 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 11,409 innings on the diamond, the Angels have a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (29th in the majors).
In his career, Ohtani has surrendered 129 base hits while he has totaled 202 strikeouts in 168 innings pitched. Ohtani (13-5 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.68 ERA while conceding 6.9 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 69 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.186 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.85 and he has faced 700 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-125)
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