Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Oakland Athletics (39-65) are headed to Angel Stadium on Wednesday where they will try to beat the Los Angeles Angels (43-59). The expected starting pitchers will be James Kaprielian and Shohei Ohtani.
Oakland has a slugging percentage of .346 and have been rung up 877 times, while drawing a walk on 253 occasions. They have 331 runs batted in in addition to 730 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is .215. The Athletics have recorded 163 two-baggers as a team and have hit 90 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 355 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .275. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are earning 3.4 runs per game, which ranks them 29th in MLB.
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The Athletics are sitting with a team ERA of 4.27 over the course of the season (23rd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 783 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.39 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.30. Athletics pitchers have relinquished 115 long balls and also 467 runs (23rd in MLB). They have walked 327 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.25 as a unit on the season.
The Athletics have sent 350 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 183 runners on the year and 28.4% of those runners crossed the plate. They have 25 saves on the season and have not converted 17 out of their 42 save opportunities. The Athletics relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 59.5% and stepped onto the hill in 119 save situations. The relief pitchers have 75 holds for the year (1st in MLB). Athletics bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 120 times as well as having 114 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Oakland Athletics have notched a total of 2,632 putouts for the season, as well as 894 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which is 26th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 83 double plays. The Athletics have turned 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,896 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 14th in MLB.
Kaprielian has taken the mound for 203 innings and has earned 180 K's during his career. Kaprielian (10-10 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.84 and he has gone up against 857 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.30 (97 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.256. He has conceded 177 hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) with 78 free passes.
Los Angeles has a total of 111 home runs so far this season and 380 runs batted in. They have hit 135 doubles, while taking a walk 314 times as well as recording 398 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated an on-base percentage of .300 as well as a team batting average of .229 this year. The Angels hold a team slugging % of .379 and they have an average of 3.90 runs per game (25th in MLB). They have been rung up on 985 instances (1st in baseball) and have tallied 775 base hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 437 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.00 (400 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 109 long balls and they concede 4.37 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball). The Angels have a WHIP of 1.260 in addition to having a FIP of 3.95 as a staff this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.68 (879 strikeouts against 328 bases on balls). They rank 9th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 805.
Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 38 save opportunities and they have tallied 22 saves. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 57.9%, and they have dispatched 316 relievers onto the diamond for the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 98 times in high leverage situations and on 110 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.3% out of their 175 inherited base runners. With 82 save situations, the Angels have accrued 42 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
In 7,692 innings on the field, the Angels have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.3% (9th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 79 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in baseball). The Angels have recorded 817 assists, 55 errors and have a tally of 2,564 putouts so far this year.
During his career, Ohtani has allowed 217 hits while he has tallied 367 strikeouts in 283 innings. He has given up 103 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.110 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.78 and he has gone up against 1,158 opposing hitters in his career. Ohtani (22-11 career record) holds a 3.28 earned run average and has surrendered 6.9 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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