Los Angeles Angels vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 7/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-120) Baltimore (+100)
The Baltimore Orioles (39-44) will go up against the Los Angeles Angels (38-45) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Friday. The odds on this game have Los Angeles at -120 and Baltimore is at +100. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Michael Lorenzen and Tyler Wells.
As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are knocking in 4.1 runs per outing, which puts them at 24th in MLB. They have accumulated 337 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .302. The Angels have earned 116 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 99 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 326 runs batted in in addition to 639 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average comes in at .232. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .392 and have been rung up 802 times, while drawing a walk on 256 occasions.
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The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.89 this year (15th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 688 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. Angels pitchers have given up 95 long balls in addition to 348 runs in total (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 259 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.10 as a squad for the year.
The Angels have sent 259 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have inherited 141 runners this year and 38.3% of those runners crossed home plate. They have accumulated 21 saves so far this season and have missed out on 15 of 36 save chances. The Angels relief pitchers have a save percentage of 58.3% and stepped onto the hill in 76 save situations. The bullpen have earned 38 holds over the course of the season (21st in baseball). Angels bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 91 times as well as having 83 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned a total of 2,202 putouts this season, in addition to 717 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which puts them in 16th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 71 double plays. The Angels have turned 70.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 6,606 innings, which has them ranked 8th in MLB.
Lorenzen has pitched in 544 innings and has earned 461 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Lorenzen (29-29 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.30 and he has faced 2,341 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.18 (253 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.369. He has surrendered 518 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 227 walks.
The Baltimore Orioles have an on-base percentage of .298 in addition to a team batting average of .230 on the year. They have been rung up on 745 occasions (3rd in the league) and have accounted for 645 hits. Baltimore has accounted for 86 home runs this year as well as 323 runs batted in. The Orioles hold a team slugging % of .383 and they are earning 4.11 runs per outing (23rd in baseball). They have recorded 150 two-baggers, while getting a free base 231 times and racking up 341 runs.
The Orioles have a WHIP of 1.303 and have a FIP of 4.14 as a unit on the season. They are sitting at 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 719. The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 364 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.03 (328 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.55 (599 strikeouts vs 235 free passes). They have given up 88 dingers and they give up 4.47 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB).
Baltimore has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 30 save chances and they have recorded 21 saves. They are ranked 9th in MLB with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have sent 285 relievers to the mound for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 110 times in high leverage situations and on 111 occasions with runners on. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.4% of 161 inherited runners. Sitting with 77 save situations, the Orioles have recorded 45 holds and 9 blown saves.
Out of their 6,594 innings played, the Orioles have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (22nd in pro baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have gotten 72 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (25th in the majors). The Orioles have recorded 780 assists, 55 errors and have earned a total of 2,198 putouts during this campaign.
Thus far in his career, Wells has given up 99 base knocks while he has totaled 115 K's in 132 innings pitched. He has surrendered 52 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 0.965 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.97 and he has faced 524 batters during his career. Wells (9-7 career mark) has earned a 3.53 ERA and has given up 6.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-120)
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