Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Angel Stadium is where the Los Angeles Angels (24-17) will go up against the Oakland Athletics (17-24) on Sunday. The pitchers taking the mound are Cole Irvin and Patrick Sandoval.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are compiling 3.3 runs per game, which puts them at 28th in baseball. They have a total of 136 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .274. The Athletics have accumulated 58 doubles as a unit and have hit 25 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 127 RBI's as well as 271 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .206. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .318 and have struck out 352 times, while drawing a walk on 111 occasions.
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The Athletics have an earned run average of 3.75 so far this season (15th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 321 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.57 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. Athletics pitchers have given up 34 long balls and also 162 runs in total (17th in baseball). They have walked 125 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.69 as a squad on the season.
The Athletics have sent 145 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 70 base runners on the season and 21.4% of those players crossed the plate. They have earned 11 saves on the season and have blown 5 of their 16 save opportunities. The Athletics relief pitchers have a save percentage of 68.8% and has entered the game in 44 save situations. The bullpen have 28 holds this year (8th in MLB). Athletics pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 49 times in addition to having 45 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Athletics have transformed 69.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,264 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 19th in professional baseball. The Oakland Athletics have accumulated 1,088 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 374 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which ranks 24th in professional baseball, and they have turned 38 double plays.
Irvin has pitched in 251 frames and is sitting with 178 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.55 (127 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.349. He has given up 276 base hits (9.9 hits per 9 innings) with 63 free passes. Irvin (14-18 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.47 and he has faced 1,084 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
Los Angeles has knocked in 55 HRs so far this season as well as 191 RBIs. They have hit 64 two-baggers, while getting a free base 143 times and putting up 198 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have accounted for a team OBP of .320 as well as a team batting average of .245 on the year. The Angels have a slugging percentage of .420 and they are earning 4.83 runs per contest (4th in baseball). They have struck out on 383 occasions (1st in MLB) and have accounted for 335 base hits.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.126 and have a FIP of 3.91 as a team for the year. They are currently ranked 9th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 287. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 152 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.44 (139 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.63 (321 strikeouts against 122 walks). They have relinquished 41 HR's and they yield 3.77 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball).
Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 17 save opportunities and they have earned 11 saves. They are currently ranked 23rd in baseball with a save percentage of 64.7%, and they have dispatched 129 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 39 times in high leverage situations and on 45 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.1% out of their 70 inherited base runners. With 43 save situations, the Angels have 25 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 35 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in professional baseball). The Angels have racked up 365 assists, 23 errors and have accounted for 1,091 putouts so far this season. In 3,273 innings on the diamond, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 73.6% (1st in pro baseball).
In his MLB career, Sandoval has allowed 167 base hits while tallying 200 punch outs in 196 innings. He has allowed 87 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.276 and having a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.41 and he has gone up against 831 hitters so far in his career. Sandoval (6-16 record in his career) has a 3.99 ERA and has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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