Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-165) Oakland (+140)
Oakland Coliseum is where the Oakland Athletics (41-68) will try to defeat the Los Angeles Angels (46-63) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Angels at -165 and the Athletics are priced at +140. The over/under comes in at 6.5. The starting pitchers will be Shohei Ohtani and James Kaprielian.
Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .382 and have struck out 1,049 times, while being walked on 326 occasions. They have compiled 405 RBI's and 828 hits on the year, while their team batting average comes in at .229. The Angels have tallied 146 doubles as a squad and have knocked 122 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 424 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .299. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are earning 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 25th in MLB.
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Angels pitchers have surrendered 115 home runs in addition to 461 runs in total (15th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 358 opposing players and their FIP is 3.97 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.61 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.94 over the course of the season (18th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 935 hitters.
The Angels relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 58.5% and stepped onto the hill in 89 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 185 base runners on the season and 36.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Angels pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 116 times and also have had 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 335 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers are sitting with 46 holds on the year (24th in the league). They have compiled 24 saves so far this year and have blown 17 of 41 save opportunities.
The Los Angeles Angels have accounted for 2,885 putouts thus far, in addition to 916 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which is 15th in professional baseball, and have 90 double plays. The Angels have transformed 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,655 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 10th in the majors.
Ohtani (22-12 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.19 and he has gone up against 1,183 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 224 base hits (7.0 hits per nine innings) and has 98 free passes. His ERA is 3.27 (105 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.115. Ohtani has pitched in 288 innings and is sitting with 374 K's so far in his career.
Oakland has recorded 95 HRs on the campaign to go along with 350 runs batted in. They have notched 172 doubles, while taking a walk 270 times and recording 374 runs. The Oakland Athletics have accumulated a team OBP of .277 and a batting average of .216 on the campaign. The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .348 and they average 3.43 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 918 occasions (15th in baseball) and have a total of 772 hits.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.301 with a FIP of 4.37 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 (819 strikeouts against 344 walks). They are sitting at 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 899. They have relinquished 129 dingers and they concede 4.63 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have given up 491 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.29 (455 earned runs given up).
Oakland has had relief pitchers take the mound in 44 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves. They are ranked 19th in the league holding a save rate of 61.4%, and they have dispatched 369 relievers to the mound on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 122 times in high leverage situations in addition to 123 occasions with runners on. Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.3% out of 187 inherited base runners. Sitting with 127 save situations, the Athletics have 81 holds and also 17 blown saves.
Out of their 8,601 innings played, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (9th in pro baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 86 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in professional baseball). The Athletics have 971 assists, 65 errors and are sitting with 2,867 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his pro baseball career, Kaprielian has given up 183 hits while he has totaled 184 K's in 208 innings. He has given up 98 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.258 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.33 and he has faced 881 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Kaprielian (11-10 career mark) is the owner of a 4.23 earned run average while giving up 7.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-165)
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