Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+118) Oakland (-138)
Oakland Coliseum is the location where the Oakland Athletics (14-20) will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Angels (22-12) on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Angels at +118 while the Athletics are coming in at -138. The total is set at 7. The starting pitchers will be Patrick Sandoval and Frankie Montas.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.9 runs per contest, which puts them at 5th in the league. They have accounted for 166 runs while holding a team OBP of .321. The Angels have tallied 52 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 46 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 161 runs batted in and 277 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .247. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .423 and have struck out 311 times, while being walked on 117 occasions.
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The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.27 for the season (5th in the league), and the staff has struck out 268 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.85 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.07. Angels pitchers have allowed 32 home runs and 119 total runs (7th in MLB). They have walked 94 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.77 as a squad this season.
The Angels bullpen have a save percentage of 76.9% and has come into the game in 37 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 55 base runners over the course of the season with 36.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Angels pitchers have entered the game with players on base 36 times and also have had 28 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have dispatched 108 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have a total of 23 holds so far this year (9th in baseball). They have accumulated 10 saves for the season and have blown 3 out of their 13 chances to save the game.
The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 909 putouts this season, as well as 298 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which puts them in 16th in the majors, and have accumulated 25 double plays. The Angels have converted 74.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,727 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 1st in professional baseball.
Sandoval has taken the ball for 189 frames and is sitting with 196 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 4.08 (86 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.276. He has conceded 163 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 79 walks. Sandoval (5-16 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.29 and he has gone up against 803 opposing batters in the majors.
The Oakland Athletics are sitting with an OBP of .265 in addition to a team batting average of .199 this season. They have been rung up on 310 occasions (2nd in the league) and have tallied 218 base hits. Oakland has accounted for 21 HRs this year as well as 108 runs batted in. The Athletics hold a team slugging % of .308 and they have an average of 3.41 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have recorded 44 two-baggers, while taking a walk 90 times as well as putting up 116 runs.
The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.197 with a FIP of 3.69 as a staff this year. They have a ranking of 23rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 264. The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 125 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.49 (116 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.74 (258 strikeouts against 94 bases on balls). They have surrendered 28 home runs and they allow 3.76 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).
Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 14 save chances and they have come away with 9 saves. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save rate of 64.3%, and they have sent 118 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 38 times in high leverage situations in addition to 40 occasions with runners on. Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 24.1% of 58 inherited base runners. Sitting with 40 save situations, the Athletics have accrued 26 holds and also 5 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have gotten 34 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .981 (23rd in baseball). The Athletics have 308 assists, 23 errors and have a total of 899 putouts on the campaign. In their 2,697 innings on the field, the Athletics hold a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (17th in the majors).
Montas (33-26 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.85 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and he has faced 2,081 hitters in his career. He has allowed a total of 210 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.281 and a FIP of 3.8. So far in his MLB career, Montas has allowed 464 hits while totaling 510 K's in 491 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (-138)
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