Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 10/1/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+110) Los Angeles (-130)
Angel Stadium is where the Los Angeles Angels (72-88) will meet the Oakland Athletics (49-111) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Oakland at +110 while Los Angeles is sitting at -130. The total has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be JP Sears and Kenny Rosenberg.
The Athletics have tallied 223 doubles as a unit and have hit 168 baseballs out of the stadium. Oakland is slugging .370 and have struck out 1,479 times, while taking a walk on 491 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 3.6 runs/g, which is 30th in the league. They have tallied 554 runs batted in and 1,169 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .223. They have racked up 575 runs while having a team OBP of .298.
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Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.87 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.52. Athletics pitchers have allowed 209 home runs and 914 runs (29th in MLB). Oakland has conceded 1,451 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) as well as 855 earned runs. The Athletics have compiled a team ERA of 5.49 this year (29th in the league), and they have rung up 1,281 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 686 opposing players and their FIP is 5.04 as a squad on the year.
The Athletics bullpen have earned a save rate of 52.7% and has entered the game in 118 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 282 runners so far this year and 39.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. Athletics pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 179 times in addition to having 171 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 527 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen have recorded 60 holds for the season (29th in the league). They have compiled 29 saves for the year and have missed out on 26 of 55 save opportunities.
The Athletics have transformed 67.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,624 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 27th in the majors. The Oakland Athletics have accounted for 4,208 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,254 assists and 100 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which is 29th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 122 double plays.
Sears has taken the mound for 238 innings and has earned 208 punch outs thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.30 (114 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.267. He has allowed 228 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) with 74 walks. Sears (11-16 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.81 and he has gone up against 1,005 batters in the major leagues.
The Angels have a slugging percentage of .426 and they score 4.56 runs per outing (16th in the league). They have tallied 245 doubles, while taking a walk 510 times as well as scoring 729 runs. Los Angeles is sitting with 227 home runs so far this year to go along with 700 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,505 occasions (4th in the league) and are sitting with 1,333 base knocks. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated an OBP of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .246 this season.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.419 with a FIP of 4.65 as a squad for the year. They are sitting at 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,376. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 819 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.64 (728 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 9.10 (1,428 strikeouts against 629 walks). They have given up 206 homers and they relinquish 5.22 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 42.8% out of 194 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 167 times in high leverage situations and on 123 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 169 save situations, the Angels have earned 96 holds and also 28 blown saves. They are ranked 18th in the league with a save rate of 60.6%, and they have sent 485 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to enter the game in 71 save chances and they have earned 43 saves.
In 12,723 innings played, the Angels have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (25th in MLB). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 123 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in the majors). The Angels have 1,265 assists, 93 errors and are sitting with 4,241 putouts on the campaign.
In his career, Rosenberg has surrendered 43 base knocks while he has accumulated 31 K's in 38 innings. He has given up a total of 19 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.629 and a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 1.55 and he has gone up against 176 hitters in his MLB career. Rosenberg (2-2 career mark) has a 4.42 earned run average while conceding 10.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (+110)
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