Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+180) Los Angeles (-210)
The Los Angeles Angels (67-86) will try to beat the Oakland Athletics (56-97) at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Athletics at +180 and the Angels are sitting at -210. The total is 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Adrian Martinez and Michael Lorenzen.
The Athletics have accounted for 241 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 131 balls out of the park. Oakland is slugging .349 and have been rung up 1,315 times, while taking a walk on 406 occasions. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are knocking in 3.5 runs per contest, which ranks them 29th in the league. They have compiled 510 runs batted in and 1,092 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is at .217. They have 540 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .282.
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The Athletics are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.62 for the year (25th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,120 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.32 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. Athletics pitchers have given up 187 home runs and 741 runs (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 482 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.48 as a squad so far this year.
Athletics bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 175 times as well as having 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 104 holds for the year (2nd in MLB). The Athletics relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 57.9% and has entered the game in 163 save situations. They have recorded 33 saves this year and have blown 24 of 57 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 248 runners for the year with 29.0% of them earned a run for their team. The Athletics have dispatched 501 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Oakland Athletics have accounted for 4,043 putouts this year, as well as 1,392 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which ranks 21st in baseball, and have accumulated 129 double plays. The Athletics have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 12,129 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 15th in the majors.
Martinez has taken the ball for 48 innings and has earned 44 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 6.10 (33 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.521. He has conceded 57 hits (10.5 hits per nine innings) with 17 walks. Martinez (4-5 career mark) has earned a FIP of 5.75 and he has faced 218 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Los Angeles Angels have an OBP of .295 as well as a team batting average of .230 so far this year. They have been rung up on 1,473 instances (1st in baseball) and have accounted for 1,180 base hits. Los Angeles has tallied 181 home runs for the season and 566 RBIs. The Angels have a SLG% of .387 and they average 3.85 runs per contest (25th in baseball). They have tallied 202 two-baggers, while getting a free base 432 times as well as scoring 589 runs.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.258 and have a FIP of 4.05 as a staff over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.53 (1,298 strikeouts vs 513 walks). They are sitting at 8th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,192. They have relinquished 165 dingers and they give up 4.29 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 646 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.87 (583 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 134 save situations, the Angels have amassed 72 holds and also 27 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relievers to enter the game in 60 save chances and they have walked away with 33 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 146 times in high leverage situations and on 156 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 35.9% out of 248 inherited runners. They sit at 28th in the league with a save rate of 55.0%, and they have sent 461 relievers to the mound on the season.
Out of their 12,195 innings on the field, the Angels have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (7th in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 132 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in professional baseball). The Angels have recorded 1,306 assists, 78 errors and are sitting with 4,065 putouts so far this season.
Lorenzen (30-29 career record) has a 4.18 earned run average and has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.03 and he has gone up against 2,403 opposing hitters in his career. He has given up a total of 260 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.361 and a FIP of 4.3. During his career, Lorenzen has given up 527 base hits and he has 476 K's in 560 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+180)
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