Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+215) Los Angeles (-255)
The Los Angeles Angels (68-86) host the Oakland Athletics (56-98) at Angel Stadium on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has Oakland at +215 and Los Angeles is opening at -255. The betting total is set at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Cole Irvin and Shohei Ohtani.
The Athletics have hit 243 doubles as a team and have hit 131 baseballs out of the stadium. Oakland has a slugging % of .349 and have struck out 1,321 times, while taking a walk on 408 occasions. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 3.5 runs/g, which ranks them 29th in MLB. They have recorded 513 RBI's as well as 1,101 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is sitting at .218. They have a total of 543 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .282.
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The Athletics are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.62 over the course of the season (25th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,128 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.34. Athletics pitchers have allowed 187 home runs in addition to 745 runs in total (24th in the league). They have walked 482 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.46 as a squad on the year.
Athletics pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 177 times as well as having 153 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 104 holds so far this year (2nd in baseball). The Athletics bullpen have recorded a save rate of 57.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 163 save situations. They have 33 saves for the season and have blown 24 of their 57 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 250 base runners for the season with 28.8% of those players crossed the plate. The Athletics have dispatched 504 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Athletics have converted 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,201 innings on the field, which has them sitting 15th in professional baseball. The Oakland Athletics have notched a total of 4,067 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,399 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them sitting 21st in MLB, and have earned 129 double plays.
Irvin has thrown 394 innings and has racked up 277 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Irvin (21-29 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.35 while he has faced 1,667 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.45 (195 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.274. He has surrendered 412 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) with 91 walks.
The Angels hold a slugging % of .388 and they earn 3.85 runs per outing (25th in the league). They have hit 204 doubles, while walking 432 times as well as scoring 593 runs. Los Angeles has hit 181 home runs so far this year as well as 570 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,481 occasions (1st in the league) and have notched a total of 1,192 base knocks. The Los Angeles Angels have an on-base percentage of .296 as well as a team batting average of .231 for the year.
The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.258 in addition to having a FIP of 4.04 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.53 (1,304 strikeouts vs 515 free passes). They are sitting at 7th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,201. They have yielded 165 homers and they surrender 4.28 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 649 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.87 (586 earned runs yielded).
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 61 save opportunities and they have earned 34 saves. They rank 25th in baseball with a save rate of 55.7%, and they have dispatched 464 relievers to the hill for the year. Their relievers have come in 148 times in high leverage situations in addition to 156 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.9% out of their 248 inherited base runners. Sitting with 135 save situations, the Angels have tallied 72 holds in addition to 27 blown saves.
Out of their 12,276 innings on the diamond, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (7th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 133 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (13th in professional baseball). The Angels have racked up 1,319 assists, 79 errors and have accumulated 4,092 putouts for the season.
During his MLB career, Ohtani has surrendered 260 base knocks while he has totaled 425 strikeouts in 336 innings pitched. Ohtani (27-13 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.05 ERA and has given up 7.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up 114 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.117 and having a FIP of 3.1. His K/BB ratio is 3.66 and he has gone up against 1,377 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (+215)
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