Angels Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 20, 2022

Written By Staff on May 19, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels (24-16) and Oakland Athletics (15-24) meet on Friday to start a three-game series, with the first pitch at 9:38 PM ET at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Los Angeles’ (-194 to win) Chase Silseth gets the start against Oakland’s (+163) Paul Blackburn.

The insights in the following article use the latest odds as of May 20, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET.

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Angels vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Silseth (LAA) Pitcher Blackburn (OAK)
1 – 0 W/L 4 – 0
6.0 IP 37.2
0.00 ERA 1.67
0.500 WHIP 0.903
6 K/9 6.9
3 BB/9 1.2

Angels Probable Starter Chase Silseth

  • The Angels will look to Silseth (1-0) in his second start of the season.
  • In his last time out on Saturday, the righty threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics while surrendering one hit.
  • In one appearances this season, he has compiled a .00 ERA and averages 6 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He meets an Athletics offense that ranks 27th in the league with 132 runs while batting .205 as a squad. It has a collective .313 slugging percentage (30th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 23 home runs (29th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 20, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Probable Starter Paul Blackburn

  • The Athletics will hand the ball to Blackburn (4-0) for his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up one earned run on five hits in a matchup with the Los Angeles Angels.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 1.67, a 5.8 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .903 in seven games this season.
  • He’s looking to extend his two-game quality start streak.
  • The Angels rank seventh in MLB with a .245 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks first in the league (.423) and 55 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 20, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels have won 20 of the 31 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (64.5%).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -194 or shorter, Los Angeles has a 4-1 record (winning 80% of its games).
  • The Angels have a 66% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Los Angeles has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 40 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 19 of those games (19-19-2).
  • The Angels have a 21-19-0 record ATS this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • This season, the Athletics have won 12 out of the 32 games, or 37.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Oakland is 5-7 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +163 or more on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 38% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Oakland’s games have gone over the total in 16 of their 40 chances.
  • The Athletics have an ATS record of 19-21-0 in 40 games with a spread this season.

Angels Players to Watch

  • Mike Trout has put up a team-high .689 slugging percentage, while hitting .320 with 10 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 22 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Trout’s batting average ranks 10th, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is second in the league in slugging.
  • Trout brings a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .318 with two doubles, two home runs, a walk and four RBI.
  • Taylor Ward has five doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 23 walks while batting .375. He paces his team with 39 hits and a .488 on-base percentage, with a team-leading .721 slugging percentage.
  • Among qualified hitters, Ward ranks first in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and first in slugging.
  • Ward heads into this game on a nine-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is batting .389 with a double, a triple, three home runs, nine walks and eight RBI.
  • Shohei Ohtani is hitting .241 with eight doubles, eight home runs and 13 walks.
  • Anthony Rendon is hitting .237 with eight doubles, five home runs and 19 walks.

Angels Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 158 .241 27 8 27 .298 .741
Jared Walsh 137 .248 18 8 26 .309 .769
Anthony Rendon 131 .237 15 5 21 .333 .745
Mike Trout 122 .320 32 11 23 .432 1.121
Brandon Marsh 110 .282 16 4 22 .339 .766
Taylor Ward 104 .375 26 9 23 .488 1.209
Andrew Velazquez 96 .188 13 1 7 .255 .526
Tyler Wade 80 .238 10 0 5 .291 .579
Matt Duffy 43 .233 2 0 2 .312 .568
Chad Wallach 24 .125 3 1 4 .222 .472

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy has been key for Oakland with four home runs, 20 RBI and a batting average of .189 this season.
  • Among all the qualified hitters in the majors, Murphy’s batting average is 158th, his on-base percentage is 147th, and he is 116th in slugging percentatge.
  • Sheldon Neuse leads Oakland with 34 hits and an OBP of .336, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .376.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Neuse is 48th in batting average, 68th in on-base percentage and 113th in slugging percentage.
  • Tony Kemp has collected 28 base hits, an OBP of .293 and a slugging percentage of .267 this season.
  • Seth Brown has three home runs, 19 RBI and a batting average of .186 this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 132 .189 17 4 20 .268 .639
Tony Kemp 131 .214 12 1 6 .293 .560
Sheldon Neuse 125 .272 14 2 14 .336 .712
Cristian Pache 116 .155 11 2 8 .197 .430
Seth Brown 113 .186 11 3 19 .256 .610
Elvis Andrus 113 .221 12 1 4 .302 .612
Chad Pinder 95 .253 9 3 11 .265 .665
Kevin Smith 91 .209 6 2 11 .234 .597
Christian Bethancourt 70 .229 9 0 8 .289 .603
Jed Lowrie 69 .232 9 1 8 .321 .596

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