Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Oakland Coliseum is the location where the Oakland Athletics (14-19) will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Angels (21-12) on Saturday. The pitchers expected to start will be Patrick Sandoval and Paul Blackburn.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 5.0 runs/g, which puts them at 3rd in MLB. They are sitting with 164 runs while holding a team OBP of .325. The Angels have compiled 51 two-baggers as a team and have hit 45 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 159 RBI's in addition to 271 hits this season, while their team batting average is at .248. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .426 and have struck out 303 times, while taking a walk on 117 occasions.
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The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.37 this year (5th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 262 batters. They have walked 92 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.79 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.85 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.09. Angels pitchers have yielded 32 long balls and also 119 total runs (8th in the league).
The Angels have sent 105 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 55 runners so far this season with 36.4% of them ended up scoring. They have earned 9 saves for the season and have not converted 3 out of their 12 save chances. The Angels relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 75.0% and has come into the game in 34 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 21 holds on the season (10th in the league). Angels pitchers have come into the game with runners on 36 times as well as having 25 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have accounted for 882 putouts on the year, in addition to 287 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them ranked 18th in pro baseball, and have earned 24 double plays. The Angels have turned 73.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,646 innings, ranking them 1st in professional baseball.
Sandoval has thrown 189 innings and has accounted for 196 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.08 (86 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.276. He has given up 163 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 79 free passes. Sandoval (5-16 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.29 while going up against 803 hitters in the majors.
Oakland has 21 long balls so far this season and 108 RBIs. They have hit 44 two-baggers, while walking 88 times and scoring 116 runs. The Oakland Athletics have recorded an on-base percentage of .268 and a batting average of .203 for the year. The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .314 and they score 3.52 runs per outing (26th in the league). They have been rung up on 304 instances (1st in MLB) and have tallied 216 hits.
The Oakland pitching staff have given up 123 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.54 (114 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 27 long balls and they relinquish 3.81 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.213 in addition to having a FIP of 3.70 as a team on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.66 (250 strikeouts against 94 walks). They are sitting at 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 258.
With 40 save situations, the Athletics have accumulated 26 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. Oakland has had relief pitchers enter the game in 14 save opportunities and they have converted 9 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 38 times in high leverage situations and on 40 occasions with base runners. Oakland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 24.1% of 58 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 22nd in baseball with a save percentage of 64.3%, and they have dispatched 115 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Oakland Athletics have gotten 34 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .981 (23rd in the majors). The Athletics have accrued 301 assists, 23 errors and have 872 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 2,616 innings played, the Athletics are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (17th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Blackburn has allowed 191 hits while tallying 103 strikeouts in 169 innings pitched. He has surrendered 94 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.373 and a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.51 and he has gone up against 718 opposing batters thus far in his career. Blackburn (10-11 career record) holds a 5.01 earned run average and has conceded 10.2 hits per nine innings.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland
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