Angels Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 4, 2022

Written By Staff on August 4, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels (44-60) host the Oakland Athletics (39-66) at 4:07 PM ET on Thursday, with each team aiming to win the series. Los Angeles (-123 to win) has Janson Junk starting, while Oakland (+104) will counter with Paul Blackburn.

The insights in the article below reflect odds as of August 4, 2022 at 3:32 PM ET.

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Angels vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Junk (LAA) Pitcher Blackburn (OAK)
1 – 0 W/L 6 – 6
6.0 IP 106.1
0.00 ERA 4.15
1.000 WHIP 1.251
13.5 K/9 7.3
1.5 BB/9 2.5

Angels Probable Starter Janson Junk

  • Junk (1-0) makes the start for the Angels, his second of the season.
  • In his last time out on Wednesday, July 27, the right-hander threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Kansas City Royals while surrendering four hits.
  • In two appearances this season, he has a .00 ERA and 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings, while opponents are batting .217 against him.
  • He will face off against an Athletics team that is batting .216 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .347 (29th in MLB) with 91 total home runs (25th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 3:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Probable Starter Paul Blackburn

  • The Athletics will hand the ball to Blackburn (6-6) for his 21st start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he allowed five hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in 20 games this season with an ERA of 4.15, a 2.966 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.251.
  • He has started 20 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in four of them.
  • The Angels have scored 402 runs this season, which ranks 26th in MLB. They have 786 hits, 27th in baseball, with 112 home runs (14th in the league).
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 28-year-old’s 4.15 ERA ranks 49th, 1.251 WHIP ranks 46th, and 7.3 K/9 ranks 49th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 3:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels have won 35 of the 65 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (53.8%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -123 or shorter, Los Angeles has gone 28-24 (53.8%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Angels a 55.2% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles has played in 104 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 45 times (45-54-5).
  • The Angels have covered 45.2% of their games this season, going 47-57-0 against the spread.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 92 times and won 35, or 38%, of those games.
  • This season, Oakland has won 29 of its 83 games, or 34.9%, when they’re the underdog by at least +104 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 49% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Games involving Oakland have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 44 of 106 chances this season.
  • The Athletics have an ATS record of 53-53-0 in 106 games with a spread this season.

Angels Players to Watch

  • Shohei Ohtani has a .491 slugging percentage, which leads the Angels. He’s batting .253 with 17 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs and 52 walks.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB action, Ohtani’s batting average ranks 79th, his on-base percentage ranks 41st, and he is 23rd in the league in slugging.
  • Taylor Ward’s .370 on-base percentage paces his team, and he has 11 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 42 walks while hitting .273.
  • Among qualifying batters, Ward’s batting average ranks 46th, his on-base percentage ranks 16th, and he is 41st in the league in slugging.
  • Jared Walsh has 18 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 20 walks while hitting .228.
  • Luis Rengifo is hitting .278 with 13 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 13 walks.
  • Rengifo takes a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 games he is hitting .375 with four doubles, a triple, three walks and eight RBI.

Angels Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 375 .253 58 22 62 .350 .841
Jared Walsh 359 .228 37 13 41 .275 .673
Taylor Ward 289 .273 48 13 35 .370 .830
Luis Rengifo 248 .278 21 5 23 .322 .737
Andrew Velazquez 241 .178 25 5 22 .221 .487
Max Stassi 222 .212 24 6 21 .304 .646
Jo Adell 128 .234 7 3 13 .285 .644
Kurt Suzuki 102 .186 8 2 11 .270 .554
David Fletcher 55 .200 5 1 5 .241 .605
Phil Gosselin 52 .192 6 0 2 .236 .467

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy has an OPS of .757, fueled by an OBP of .320 to go with a slugging percentage of .437. All three of those stats rank first among Oakland hitters this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, Murphy’s batting average is 103rd, his on-base percentage ranks 93rd, and he is 63rd in slugging percentatge.
  • Elvis Andrus has collected 80 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .306.
  • Andrus’ batting average ranks 108th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 114th, and he is 118th in slugging.
  • Seth Brown leads Oakland in total hits (73) this season, and 36 of those have gone for extra bases.
  • Ramon Laureano has 11 home runs, 23 RBI and a batting average of .224 this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 343 .245 44 13 45 .320 .757
Elvis Andrus 329 .243 38 7 28 .306 .686
Tony Kemp 318 .214 32 4 21 .285 .590
Seth Brown 316 .231 34 15 44 .282 .728
Ramón Laureano 272 .224 42 11 23 .308 .709
Chad Pinder 255 .243 26 9 33 .268 .672
Jed Lowrie 157 .185 14 3 16 .253 .521
Nick Allen 124 .194 12 1 7 .254 .520
Stephen Piscotty 113 .204 12 5 14 .264 .636
Stephen Vogt 88 .159 10 5 12 .230 .560

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