Angels Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 3, 2022

Written By Staff on August 3, 2022

The Oakland Athletics (38-66) will attempt to break a three-game losing streak when they visit the Los Angeles Angels (44-59) on Wednesday at 9:38 PM ET. Los Angeles (-235 to win) has Shohei Ohtani starting, and Oakland (+198) will counter with James Kaprielian.

The betting insights in what follows are based off odds valid as of August 3, 2022 at 9:39 PM ET.

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Angels vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Ohtani (LAA) Pitcher Kaprielian (OAK)
9 – 6 W/L 2 – 5
99.1 IP 80.0
2.81 ERA 4.50
1.017 WHIP 1.288
13.1 K/9 6
2.1 BB/9 3.9

Angels Probable Starter Shohei Ohtani

  • Ohtani will make his first start of the season for the Angels.
  • He has a 2.81 ERA and 13.1 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are batting .209 against him over his 17 games this season.
  • The Athletics have MLB’s 29th-ranked scoring offense (356 total runs) and have put up a .215 batting average as a team while hitting 90 home runs (26th in the league) this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 9:39 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Ohtani

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jed Lowrie 14 .071 1 0 0 .188 .259
Elvis Andrus 8 .250 2 0 0 .250 .500
Seth Brown 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Tony Kemp 6 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Sean Murphy 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Stephen Piscotty 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Ramón Laureano 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Athletics Probable Starter James Kaprielian

  • The Athletics will hand the ball to Kaprielian (2-5) for his 17th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched to a 4.50 ERA this season with 6 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.9 walks per nine across 16 games.
  • In 16 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • The Angels rank 26th in MLB with a .229 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 23rd in the league (.379) and 112 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 9:39 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Kaprielian

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jared Walsh 8 .250 2 1 1 .250 .875
David Fletcher 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .250
Taylor Ward 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Max Stassi 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jose Rojas 4 .500 2 0 0 .500 1.250
Luis Rengifo 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrew Velazquez 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Phil Gosselin 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels are 35-29 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 54.7% of those games).
  • Los Angeles has played as a moneyline favorite of -235 or shorter in just one game this season, which they lost.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Angels’ implied win probability is 70.1%.
  • Los Angeles has played in 103 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 45 times (45-53-5).
  • The Angels have a 47-56-0 record against the spread this season (covering 45.6% of the time).
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • This season, the Athletics have won 34 out of the 91 games, or 37.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Oakland has a record of 3-8 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +198 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Athletics, based on the moneyline, is 33.6%.
  • Games involving Oakland have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 44 of 105 chances this season.
  • The Athletics have an ATS record of 52-53-0 in 105 games with a spread this season.

Angels Players to Watch

  • Ohtani has accumulated a slugging percentage of .495, a team-best for the Angels, while batting .255 with 17 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs and 52 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Ohtani ranks 73rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 37th and he is 21st in slugging.
  • Ohtani takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .222 with a double, a triple, a home run, three walks and three RBI.
  • Taylor Ward has a .372 OBP to pace his team. He has 11 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 42 walks while hitting .276.
  • Among the qualified hitters, Ward ranks 41st in batting average, 16th in on-base percentage, and 38th in slugging.
  • Ward has hit safely in two straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .143 with three walks.
  • Jared Walsh has 18 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 20 walks while hitting .231.
  • Luis Rengifo is hitting .275 with 12 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 13 walks.
  • Rengifo has safely hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with two doubles, a triple, a walk and four RBI.

Angels Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 372 .255 58 22 62 .352 .847
Jared Walsh 355 .231 37 13 41 .278 .681
Taylor Ward 286 .276 48 13 35 .372 .837
Luis Rengifo 244 .275 21 5 22 .319 .729
Andrew Velazquez 239 .176 25 5 22 .219 .483
Max Stassi 219 .210 24 6 21 .301 .639
Jo Adell 126 .238 7 3 13 .289 .654
Kurt Suzuki 102 .186 8 2 11 .263 .547
David Fletcher 52 .212 5 1 5 .255 .640
Phil Gosselin 51 .196 6 0 2 .241 .476

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland with an OBP of .319, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .428.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Murphy ranks 108th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 94th, and he is 72nd in slugging percentage.
  • Elvis Andrus has collected 80 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .310.
  • Among all qualifying players, Andrus is 99th in batting average, 109th in on-base percentage and 113th in slugging percentage.
  • Seth Brown has 72 hits and is batting .231 this season.
  • Tony Kemp has been key for Oakland with 67 hits, an OBP of .286 plus a slugging percentage of .306.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 339 .242 43 12 42 .319 .747
Elvis Andrus 325 .246 38 7 28 .310 .695
Tony Kemp 314 .213 32 4 21 .286 .592
Seth Brown 312 .231 34 15 44 .283 .729
Ramón Laureano 268 .224 40 11 23 .309 .712
Chad Pinder 251 .243 26 9 33 .268 .674
Jed Lowrie 154 .188 14 3 16 .253 .526
Nick Allen 124 .194 12 1 7 .254 .520
Stephen Piscotty 112 .205 12 5 14 .266 .641
Stephen Vogt 88 .159 10 5 12 .230 .560

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