Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 10/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-140) Oakland (+120)
The Los Angeles Angels (73-86) are headed to Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Oakland Athletics (57-102). The moneyline on this contest has Los Angeles at -140 and Oakland is sitting at +120. The over/under is 7. The expected starting pitchers will be Michael Lorenzen and Cole Irvin.
Los Angeles is slugging .391 and have been called out on strikes 1,512 times, while taking a walk on 438 occasions. They have tallied 585 runs batted in as well as 1,230 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is .233. The Angels have earned 212 doubles as a squad and have hit 188 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 608 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .296. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are earning 3.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 25th in the league.
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Angels pitchers have surrendered 166 home runs in addition to 655 total runs (11th in baseball). They have walked 521 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.97 as a unit this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.24. The Angels have a team ERA of 3.79 on the year (10th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,351 hitters.
The Angels have sent 475 relievers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 252 base runners on the year and 35.7% of them crossed home plate. They have 38 saves for the year and have blown 27 out of their 65 chances to get a save. The Angels bullpen have a save percentage of 58.5% and has come into the game in 145 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 78 holds on the campaign (19th in the league). Angels relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 158 times as well as having 151 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned a total of 4,200 putouts on the year, as well as 1,348 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which ranks 16th in the majors, and they have turned 134 double plays. The Angels have turned 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,600 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB.
Lorenzen has taken the hill for 565 innings and has accounted for 484 K's during his MLB career. Lorenzen (31-29 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.30 while he has gone up against 2,424 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.14 (260 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.359. He has allowed 530 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 238 walks.
The Athletics have a team slugging % of .345 and they are earning 3.47 runs per outing (29th in the league). They have recorded 245 doubles, while taking a walk 417 times and racking up 548 runs. Oakland has tallied 132 HRs for the year and 517 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,359 instances (13th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,114 base hits. The Oakland Athletics have tallied an OBP of .280 in addition to a team batting average of .215 over the course of the season.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.341 and have a FIP of 4.45 as a team this season. They are currently ranked 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,368. The Oakland pitching staff have given up 760 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.59 (708 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.37 (1,168 strikeouts against 493 bases on balls). They have surrendered 193 dingers and they yield 4.93 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
Oakland has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 57 save chances and they have come away with 33 saves. They rank 22nd in MLB with a save rate of 57.9%, and they have sent 518 relief pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 156 times in high leverage situations and also on 179 occasions with runners on. Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 28.3% out of 254 inherited runners. With 163 save situations, the Athletics have recorded 104 holds and also 24 blown saves.
In their 12,495 innings on the field, the Athletics have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (16th in professional baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 135 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in the majors). The Athletics have recorded 1,432 assists, 89 errors and have accounted for 4,165 putouts on the campaign.
Irvin (21-30 record in his career) holds a 4.47 earned run average and has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.08 and he has faced 1,688 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 198 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.287 and having a FIP of 4.4. Thus far in his career, Irvin has conceded 421 hits while he has totaled 283 strikeouts in 398 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-140)
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