Athletics Vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 14, 2022

Written By Staff on May 14, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels (22-12) visit the Oakland Athletics (14-20) on Saturday at 4:07 PM ET. Paul Blackburn gets the starting nod for Oakland (-133 to win), and Jhonathan Diaz is Los Angeles’ (+113) choice to start.

The betting insights in this article reference odds valid as of May 14, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET.

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Athletics vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Blackburn (OAK) Pitcher Diaz (LAA)
4 – 0 W/L 1 – 0
31.0 IP 5.0
1.74 ERA 0.00
0.871 WHIP 1.400
7.5 K/9 7.2
0.9 BB/9 7.2

Athletics Probable Starter Paul Blackburn

  • Blackburn makes the start for the Athletics, his seventh of the season. He is 4-0 with a 1.74 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched.
  • In his last outing on Monday against the Detroit Tigers, the right-hander threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering four hits.
  • In six games this season, the 28-year-old has a 1.74 ERA and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Blackburn is trying to collect his second quality start of the season in this game.
  • He will face an Angels offense that ranks fifth in MLB with 276 total hits (on a .246 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .422 (third in MLB) with 46 total home runs (second in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Probable Starter Jhonathan Diaz

  • The Angels’ Diaz will make his second start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday, May 7, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Washington Nationals without allowing a run.
  • He has pitched in one games this season with an ERA of .00, a 1 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.400.
  • The Athletics rank 24th in MLB with 116 runs scored this season. They have a .199 batting average this campaign with 21 home runs (27th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have won three of the seven games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (42.9%).
  • Oakland has gone 2-2 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -133 or shorter (50%).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Athletics’ implied win probability is 57.1%.
  • Oakland has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 34 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 14 of those games (14-19-1).
  • The Athletics have an 18-16-0 record against the spread this season (covering 52.9% of the time).
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Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels have entered the game as underdogs eight times this season and won four of those games.
  • Los Angeles has entered five games this season as the underdog by +113 or more and is 3-2 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Angels, based on the moneyline, is 46.9%.
  • So far this season, Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in 15 of their 34 games with a total.
  • In 34 games with a spread this season, the Angels are 18-16-0 ATS.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy leads the Athletics with 24 hits, while batting .209 with 10 doubles, a triple, four home runs and nine walks.
  • Murphy ranks 135th in batting average, 134th in on base percentage, and 70th in slugging among qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Sheldon Neuse paces his team with a .344 OBP, and has a club-high .386 slugging percentage. He has two doubles, two triples, two home runs and nine walks while hitting .281.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Neuse ranks 38th in batting average, 54th in on-base percentage, and 95th in slugging.
  • Tony Kemp is hitting .220 with three doubles, a home run and 12 walks.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .212 with five doubles, a home run and 10 walks.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 115 .209 17 4 17 .279 .696
Sheldon Neuse 114 .281 14 2 14 .344 .730
Tony Kemp 109 .220 11 1 5 .298 .573
Cristian Pache 104 .163 11 2 8 .187 .437
Elvis Andrus 99 .212 11 1 3 .291 .584
Seth Brown 96 .167 8 3 17 .243 .566
Chad Pinder 86 .244 8 3 11 .250 .634
Kevin Smith 73 .205 5 1 9 .237 .593
Christian Bethancourt 56 .250 7 0 7 .311 .650
Jed Lowrie 54 .185 8 1 7 .270 .511

Angels Players to Watch

  • Mike Trout leads Los Angeles in OBP (.446), slugging percentage (.697) and total hits (32) this season.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Trout’s batting average ranks 10th, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is first in slugging.
  • Taylor Ward has collected 30 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .480.
  • Shohei Ohtani leads Los Angeles in slugging percentage (.424) powered by 12 extra-base hits.
  • Jared Walsh is batting .256 with a .304 OBP and 23 RBI for Los Angeles this season.

Angels Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 132 .242 24 6 21 .301 .725
Jared Walsh 117 .256 14 6 23 .304 .748
Anthony Rendon 110 .209 12 4 16 .310 .683
Mike Trout 99 .323 25 9 19 .446 1.143
Brandon Marsh 94 .266 14 4 20 .321 .747
Taylor Ward 83 .361 21 7 17 .480 1.167
Andrew Velazquez 73 .178 11 1 5 .256 .530
Tyler Wade 64 .281 8 0 5 .333 .677
Jack Mayfield 56 .232 7 1 6 .283 .622
Chad Wallach 12 .167 2 1 3 .167 .584

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