Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Oakland Coliseum is the location where the Oakland Athletics (13-19) will try to defeat the Los Angeles Angels (21-12) on Friday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Michael Lorenzen and Daulton Jefferies.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 5.0 runs per contest, which puts them at 3rd in baseball. They have 164 runs while holding a team OBP of .325. The Angels have accounted for 51 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 45 baseballs out of the park. They have 159 runs batted in and 271 base knocks so far this season, while their batting average is .248. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .426 and have been called out on strikes 303 times, while drawing a walk on 117 occasions.
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Angels pitchers have allowed 32 home runs and 119 total runs (9th in the league). They have walked 92 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.79 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.85 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.09. The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.37 so far this year (7th in the league), and the staff has rung up 262 batters.
The Angels have sent 105 relievers to the hill this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 55 runners this year and 36.4% of them ended up scoring. They have tallied 9 saves this year and have missed out on 3 of 12 save opportunities. The Angels bullpen have earned a save percentage of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 34 save situations. The bullpen have earned 21 holds over the course of the season (10th in baseball). Angels relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 36 times in addition to having 25 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Angels have turned 73.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,646 innings on the field, which has them ranked 2nd in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 882 putouts for the season, as well as 287 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which ranks 18th in pro baseball, and they have turned 24 double plays.
Lorenzen (26-25 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.29 and he has gone up against 2,152 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 475 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) with 207 walks. His earned run average is 4.07 (227 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.359. Lorenzen has taken the mound for 501 innings and is sitting with 427 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The Athletics have a SLG% of .316 and they are scoring 3.47 runs per contest (27th in the league). They have tallied 44 doubles, while taking a walk 84 times as well as scoring 111 runs. Oakland has tallied 20 home runs on the season to go along with 103 RBIs. They have struck out on 299 occasions (2nd in the league) and have totaled 211 hits. The Oakland Athletics have tallied an on-base percentage of .268 in addition to a batting average of .204 on the campaign.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.220 in addition to having a FIP of 3.71 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.71 (247 strikeouts against 91 free passes). They rank 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 252. They have allowed 27 home runs and they surrender 3.84 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 120 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.55 (111 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 38 save situations, the Athletics have amassed 26 holds and 4 blown saves. Oakland has had relievers take the mound in 12 save opportunities and they have walked away with 8 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 35 times in high leverage situations in addition to 40 occasions with runners on base. Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 24.1% of 58 inherited base runners. They rank 20th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 112 relievers onto the field on the campaign.
In 2,535 innings played, the Athletics are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (19th in professional baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 33 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (23rd in pro baseball). The Athletics have recorded 290 assists, 23 errors and have earned a total of 845 putouts on the campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Jefferies has given up 50 base hits while earning 28 strikeouts in 46 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 28 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.317 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.55 and he has gone up against 198 hitters in his pro baseball career. Jefferies (2-6 career win-loss mark) holds a 5.44 ERA while giving up 9.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland
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