Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-120) Los Angeles (+100)
The Los Angeles Angels (44-59) will go up against the Oakland Athletics (39-66) at Angel Stadium on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has Oakland at -120 and Los Angeles is sitting at +100. The over/under is 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Paul Blackburn and Janson Junk.
The Athletics have earned 165 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 90 baseballs out of the park. Oakland has a slugging % of .346 and have been rung up 885 times, while drawing a walk on 256 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are recording 3.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 29th in baseball. They have tallied 332 RBI's and 737 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average comes in at .215. They have a total of 356 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .275.
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The Athletics have an earned run average of 4.25 on the season (23rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 788 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.40 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 116 long balls and 470 runs in total (23rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 329 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.25 as a team for the year.
Athletics relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 120 times in addition to having 114 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 75 holds so far this year (1st in the league). The Athletics relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 59.5% and has entered the game in 119 save situations. They have earned 25 saves this season and have missed out on 17 of their 42 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 183 base runners this year with 28.4% of them earned a run for their team. The Athletics have dispatched 352 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Oakland Athletics have amassed 2,632 putouts this season, as well as 894 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which is 26th in MLB, and have earned 83 double plays. The Athletics have turned 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,896 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 14th in pro baseball.
Blackburn (12-17 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.31 while he has gone up against 1,048 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 271 base knocks (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 67 free passes. His ERA is 5.05 (137 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.383. Blackburn has thrown 244 innings and has tallied 163 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
Los Angeles has accounted for 112 home runs this season to go along with 382 RBIs. They have hit 137 two-baggers, while walking 316 times and earning 401 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have earned a team OBP of .300 and a team batting average of .229 this year. The Angels have a slugging percentage of .379 and they are recording 3.89 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have been rung up on 990 instances (1st in MLB) and are sitting with 782 hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have relinquished 438 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.96 (400 earned runs given up). They have allowed 109 homers and they allow 4.34 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Angels have a WHIP of 1.259 and have a FIP of 3.94 as a team so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.68 (887 strikeouts vs 331 bases on balls). They rank 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 812.
Sitting with 85 save situations, the Angels have accumulated 44 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relievers step onto the hill in 39 save chances and they have tallied 23 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 98 times in high leverage situations in addition to 110 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 38.3% out of 175 inherited runners. They are ranked 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 59.0%, and they have dispatched 319 relievers onto the diamond for the year.
In 7,692 innings on the diamond, the Angels have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.3% (9th in MLB). The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 79 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in the majors). The Angels have accrued 817 assists, 55 errors and have earned 2,564 putouts for the year.
In his MLB career, Junk has allowed 25 base knocks and he has 19 K's in 22 frames. He has conceded 7 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.254 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 6.33 and he has faced 95 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Junk (1-1 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 2.82 earned run average and has given up 10.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+100)
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