Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-200) Los Angeles (+145)
Jaime Barria and the Los Angeles Angels (72-75, 4th in AL West) play the Oakland Athletics (80-67, 2nd in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Sunday. The Angels open this matchup at +145 while the Athletics are coming in at -200. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Frankie Montas and Jaime Barria.
As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are recording 4.6 runs per outing, which ranks them 11th in MLB. They have earned 681 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Athletics have hit 250 doubles as a team and have hit 180 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 637 runs batted in in addition to 1,172 hits this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .240. Oakland is slugging .408 and have been called out on strikes 1,219 times, while drawing a walk on 496 occasions.
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The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 3.97 so far this year (12th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,210 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 396 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.03 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.06 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.25. Athletics pitchers have conceded 169 home runs and also 615 total runs (10th in the league).
The Athletics bullpen have compiled a save rate of 58.7% and has come into the game in 129 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 162 base runners on the year and 35.8% of them crossed the plate. Athletics relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 110 times as well as having 132 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 453 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 66 holds on the year (21st in the league). They have recorded 37 saves on the season and have not converted 26 out of their 63 save chances.
The Athletics have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,715 innings on the field, which has them ranked 13th in pro baseball. The Oakland Athletics have earned 3,905 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,200 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .988 which has them ranked 2nd in MLB, and have accumulated 1,000 double plays.
Montas (30-23 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.82 and he has faced 1,831 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 425 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 145 walks. His earned run average is 4.02 (191 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.332. Montas has taken the mound for 428 innings and has tallied 447 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Angels have a team slugging percentage of .413 and they have an average of 4.48 runs per outing (17th in baseball). They have recorded 244 doubles, while taking a walk 404 times and putting up 659 runs. Los Angeles has 179 HRs for the season to go along with 628 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,283 instances (15th in the league) and have totaled 1,219 hits. The Los Angeles Angels have tallied an on-base percentage of .310 and a team batting average of .247 so far this year.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 731 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.70 (671 earned runs given up). They have relinquished 170 HR's and they surrender 5.12 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.388 with a FIP of 4.23 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.48 (1,337 strikeouts vs 540 walks). They rank 19th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,244.
Sitting with 128 save situations, the Angels have 66 holds in addition to 23 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers take the mound in 60 save chances and they have walked away with 37 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 153 times in high leverage situations and on 214 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.2% out of their 327 inherited base runners. They rank 16th in baseball with a save rate of 61.7%, and they have sent 502 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 119 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (19th in pro baseball). The Angels have 1,273 assists, 84 errors and have accounted for 3,857 putouts for the season. In 11,571 innings played, the Angels hold a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (29th in professional baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Barria has allowed 293 base hits while he has earned 230 K's in 293 innings. He has surrendered 148 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.345 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.25 and he has faced 1,251 batters during his career. Barria (17-22 record in his career) holds a 4.54 ERA while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+145)
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