Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Oakland Athletics (41-67) will go up against the Los Angeles Angels (46-62) at Oakland Coliseum on Monday. The starting pitchers are Jose Suarez and James Kaprielian.
Los Angeles is slugging .382 and have struck out 1,038 times, while taking a walk on 325 occasions. They have tallied 402 runs batted in as well as 820 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate is .229. The Angels have accrued 144 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 122 balls out of the park. They have tallied 421 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .299. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 3.9 runs per game, which puts them at 24th in baseball.
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Angels pitchers have conceded 114 home runs and 455 runs in total (14th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 353 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.95 as a unit on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.64 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. The Angels hold a team ERA of 3.92 for the year (16th in the league), and their staff has struck out 931 batters.
The Angels bullpen have a save rate of 58.5% and has entered the game in 89 save situations. The relievers have inherited 183 base runners on the campaign with 36.6% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Angels relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 115 times as well as having 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 332 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers have recorded 46 holds on the season (24th in MLB). They have accumulated 24 saves on the season and have blown 17 of their 41 chances to get a save.
The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated 2,861 putouts for the season, in addition to 909 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which has them ranked 15th in MLB, and have a total of 90 double plays. The Angels have turned 70.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,583 innings on the field, ranking them 10th in MLB.
Suarez (13-20 career record) sits with a FIP of 5.28 and he has gone up against 1,058 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 252 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has 99 walks. His ERA is 5.43 (143 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.481. Suarez has taken the ball for 237 innings and is sitting with 212 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Athletics have a SLG% of .348 and they earn 3.43 runs per outing (29th in the league). They have recorded 171 two-baggers, while walking 266 times as well as putting up 370 runs. Oakland has tallied 94 home runs for the season as well as 346 runs batted in. They have struck out on 912 instances (15th in baseball) and have accounted for 763 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics are sitting with a team OBP of .276 in addition to a batting average of .216 on the season.
The Oakland pitching staff have yielded 485 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.27 (449 earned runs given up). They have relinquished 126 dingers and they give up 4.61 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.299 and have a FIP of 4.35 as a team on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.38 (808 strikeouts vs 339 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 890.
Oakland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 44 save opportunities and they have converted 27 saves. They rank 19th in the league holding a save rate of 61.4%, and they have sent 364 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 121 times in high leverage situations in addition to 122 occasions with base runners. Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.1% out of 185 inherited runners. With 127 save situations, the Athletics have recorded 81 holds and also 17 blown saves.
Out of their 8,520 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (9th in baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 86 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in the majors). The Athletics have recorded 965 assists, 65 errors and have earned 2,840 putouts this season.
Kaprielian (11-10 record in his career) holds a 4.23 ERA while allowing 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.33 and he has gone up against 881 opposing batters during his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 98 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.258 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. In his career, Kaprielian has allowed 183 base knocks while earning 184 strikeouts in 208 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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