Angels Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – September 17, 2021

Written By Staff on September 17, 2021

Matt Olson and Shohei Ohtani go head-to-head in a showdown of top-10 sluggers when the Oakland Athletics (79-67) and the Los Angeles Angels (72-74) play at 9:38 PM ET on Friday. Olson has 35 homers (sixth in league) for the Athletics, while Ohtani is third with 44 round-trippers for the Angels. Oakland’s (-125 to win) Cole Irvin starts against Los Angeles’ (+105) Jhonathan Diaz.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 17, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Athletics vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Irvin (OAK) Pitcher Diaz (LAA)
9 – 13 W/L 0 – 0
158.1 IP 0.0
4.04 ERA 0.00
1.290 WHIP 0.000
6.2 K/9 0
1.9 BB/9 0

Athletics Probable Starter Cole Irvin

  • Irvin tries for his 10th win when he gets the start for the Athletics, his 29th of the season. He is 9-13 with a 4.04 ERA and 109 strikeouts in 158 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance was on Saturday against the Rangers, when the lefty threw seven innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The opposing Angels offense has a collective .246 batting average, and is ninth in the league with 1207 total hits and 16th in MLB action with 655 runs scored. They have the 13th-ranked slugging percentage (.412) and rank 17th in home runs (178) in all of MLB.
  • The Athletics are 11-9 in Irvin’s 20 starts this season with Oakland as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 17, 2021 at 9:08 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Irvin

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 12 .333 4 1 2 .333 1.083
Phil Gosselin 12 .250 3 0 2 .250 .500
Jared Walsh 9 .111 1 1 1 .111 .555
David Fletcher 9 .556 5 0 2 .636 1.414
Juan Lagares 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .222
Kurt Suzuki 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .444
Jack Mayfield 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brandon Marsh 6 .500 3 0 0 .500 1.000
Max Stassi 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Kean Wong 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Angels Probable Starter Jhonathan Diaz

  • Diaz has been named the starter for the Angels and will make his first start this season.
  • The left-hander will make his MLB debut at the age of 25.
  • The southpaw did not pitch as the moneyline underdog in any games last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 17, 2021 at 9:08 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics average 5.1 runs per road game while scoring 4.2 per contest at home.
  • The Athletics have the No. 11 offense in MLB action scoring 4.6 runs per game (676 total runs).
  • The Athletics are 56-41 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 57.7% of those games).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -125 or shorter, Oakland has a 46-30 record (winning 60.5% of its games).
  • In the 143 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Oakland, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 67 times (67-71-5).
  • Oakland was the moneyline favorite for nine of its last 10 games, and finished 5-4 in those matchups.
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Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels rank 16th in the league with 655 total runs scored this season.
  • They’ve scored 4.8 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 4.2 per contest on the road.
  • The Angels have won 34, or 44.2%, of the 77 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, Los Angeles has won 27 of its 62 games, or 43.5%, when they’re the underdog by at least +105 on the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in 79 of their 146 games with a total.
  • Los Angeles has played as the underdog in eight of its past 10 games and won four of those contests.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Olson leads the Athletics with 35 home runs and 101 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Olson ranks sixth in HR (35), sixth in RBI (101), 22nd in OBP (.363), and 12th in SLG (.546).
  • Mark Canha is hitting .237 with 22 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 69 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters in MLB, Canha’s .362 OBP ranks 24th.

Athletics Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 509 .275 93 35 101 .363 .909
Matt Chapman 480 .219 70 25 69 .318 .733
Elvis Andrus 474 .241 56 3 36 .285 .606
Mark Canha 468 .237 88 17 57 .362 .772
Jed Lowrie 444 .245 55 14 68 .319 .718
Sean Murphy 367 .215 44 16 58 .307 .716
Josh Harrison 320 .294 39 6 38 .366 .800
Yan Gomes 313 .252 43 13 50 .290 .718
Tony Kemp 288 .267 47 6 29 .375 .778
Seth Brown 241 .212 37 16 39 .275 .736

Angels Players to Watch

  • Jared Walsh leads Los Angeles with a .273 batting average. He’s also hit 27 homers and has 85 RBI.
  • Walsh’s hits and RBI are not among league leaders among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Ohtani leads Los Angeles in home runs (44) and runs batted in (94) this season while batting .256.
  • Among qualified hitters, Ohtani ranks third in HR (44), and 11th in RBI (94) in the league.

Angels Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Fletcher 571 .273 72 2 43 .308 .643
Shohei Ohtani 488 .256 92 44 94 .345 .943
Jared Walsh 469 .273 61 27 85 .331 .843
Phil Gosselin 284 .271 32 6 40 .329 .702
Juan Lagares 281 .235 36 6 34 .263 .644
Max Stassi 249 .257 42 11 30 .338 .780
Jack Mayfield 203 .202 25 9 28 .260 .644
Kurt Suzuki 195 .215 14 4 14 .281 .599
Brandon Marsh 181 .265 18 2 15 .325 .706
Jose Rojas 132 .220 20 5 12 .270 .702

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