Angels Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 21, 2022

Written By Staff on May 21, 2022

Taylor Ward rides a 10-game hitting streak into the Los Angeles Angels’ (24-17) matchup against the Oakland Athletics (16-24) at 9:07 PM ET on Saturday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Los Angeles’ (-147 to win) Michael Lorenzen and Oakland’s (+125) Frankie Montas will take the mound first.

The betting insights in the article below are based off odds valid as of May 21, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Angels vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Lorenzen (LAA) Pitcher Montas (OAK)
4 – 2 W/L 2 – 4
35.1 IP 49.0
3.57 ERA 3.67
1.104 WHIP 0.980
6.1 K/9 9.7
2.8 BB/9 2.4

Angels Probable Starter Michael Lorenzen

  • Lorenzen (4-2) takes the mound for the Angels in his seventh start of the season. He has a 3.57 ERA in 35 1/3 innings pitched, with 24 strikeouts.
  • His most recent appearance was on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics, when the righty threw 7 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 3.57, with 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season.
  • Lorenzen is looking to pick up his fifth quality start of the season in this outing.
  • He will face an Athletics offense that ranks 28th in the league with 136 runs while batting .205 as a unit. It has a collective .317 slugging percentage (29th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 25 home runs (29th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 21, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Probable Starter Frankie Montas

  • The Athletics will hand the ball to Montas (2-4) for his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the Los Angeles Angels.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in eight games this season with an ERA of 3.67 and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He has earned a quality start five times in eight starts this season.
  • The Angels rank ninth in MLB with a .244 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks second in the league (.419) and 55 home runs.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 29-year-old’s 3.67 ERA ranks 38th, .980 WHIP ranks 12th, and 9.7 K/9 ranks 16th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 21, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels have been the moneyline favorite 32 total times this season. They’ve finished 20-12 in those games.
  • Los Angeles has a 9-6 record (winning 60% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -147 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Angels’ implied win probability is 59.5%.
  • Los Angeles has combined with opponents to go over the total 19 times this season for a 19-20-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Angels are 21-20-0 ATS this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • This season, the Athletics have won 13 out of the 33 games, or 39.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Oakland has a record of 8-13, a 38.1% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +125 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Athletics, based on the moneyline, is 44.4%.
  • So far this season, Oakland and its opponents have hit the over in 16 of their 41 games with a total.
  • The Athletics are 20-21-0 against the spread in their 41 chances this season.

Angels Players to Watch

  • Mike Trout has a .683 slugging percentage, which leads the Angels. He’s hitting .317 with 11 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 22 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Trout’s batting average ranks 12th, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is second in the league in slugging.
  • Trout has safely hit in six games in a row. During his last 10 games he is hitting .314 with three doubles, four home runs, four walks and eight RBI.
  • Ward has six doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 23 walks while batting .370. He paces his team with 40 hits and a .481 OBP, with a team-leading .713 slugging percentage.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Ward’s batting average ranks first, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is first in the league in slugging.
  • Ward has hit safely in 10 straight games. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .385 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, six walks and eight RBI.
  • Shohei Ohtani is hitting .236 with eight doubles, eight home runs and 14 walks.
  • Anthony Rendon has nine doubles, five home runs and 19 walks while batting .244.

Angels Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 161 .236 28 8 27 .297 .732
Jared Walsh 140 .243 18 8 26 .307 .757
Anthony Rendon 135 .244 15 5 22 .338 .760
Mike Trout 126 .317 32 11 24 .427 1.110
Brandon Marsh 113 .274 16 4 22 .331 .747
Taylor Ward 108 .370 27 9 23 .481 1.194
Andrew Velazquez 100 .190 13 1 7 .255 .525
Tyler Wade 80 .238 10 0 5 .291 .579
Matt Duffy 44 .227 2 0 2 .306 .556
Chad Wallach 28 .143 3 1 4 .226 .476

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy is batting .191 with four home runs and 20 RBI for Oakland this season.
  • Among all the qualified hitters in the majors, Murphy’s batting average ranks 158th, his on-base percentage is 146th, and he is 114th in slugging percentatge.
  • Seth Brown leads Oakland with 23 hits. He is batting .197 this season and has 12 extra-base hits.
  • Brown ranks 155th in batting average, 150th in on-base percentage and 107th in slugging percentage in MLB.
  • Sheldon Neuse has a team-best OPS of .686, fueled by a slash line of .262/.324/.362 this season.
  • Tony Kemp is batting .213 with a .290 OBP and six RBI for Oakland this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 136 .191 17 4 20 .268 .636
Tony Kemp 136 .213 12 1 6 .290 .555
Sheldon Neuse 130 .262 14 2 14 .324 .686
Seth Brown 117 .197 12 4 21 .264 .649
Elvis Andrus 117 .214 12 1 4 .292 .591
Cristian Pache 116 .155 11 2 8 .197 .430
Chad Pinder 95 .253 9 3 11 .265 .665
Kevin Smith 94 .202 6 2 12 .224 .575
Jed Lowrie 72 .250 11 2 9 .341 .674
Christian Bethancourt 70 .229 9 0 8 .289 .603

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