Angels Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 8, 2022

Written By Staff on May 8, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels play the Washington Nationals (10-19) at 4:07 PM ET on Sunday featuring a matchup of two of MLB’s most consistent hitters. Taylor Ward has a batting average of .356 (second in the league) for the Angels, and Josh Bell is fifth at .351 for the Nationals. Los Angeles’ (-210 to win) Patrick Sandoval gets the start against Washington’s (+176) Erick Fedde.

The insights in this article reference odds valid as of May 8, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET.

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Angels vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Sandoval (LAA) Pitcher Fedde (WSH)
1 – 1 W/L 2 – 2
21.0 IP 25.0
1.29 ERA 4.68
1.143 WHIP 1.440
9.4 K/9 7.9
3.9 BB/9 3.6

Angels Probable Starter Patrick Sandoval

  • Sandoval (1-1 with a 1.29 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched) makes the start for the Angels, his fifth of the season.
  • The lefty last appeared on Monday against the Chicago White Sox, when he went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In four games this season, the 25-year-old has an ERA of 1.29, with 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Sandoval is aiming to earn his third quality start in a row in this matchup.
  • He will face a Nationals offense that ranks 10th in the league with 121 runs while batting .250 as a squad. It has a collective .365 slugging percentage (19th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 20 home runs (22nd in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Probable Starter Erick Fedde

  • Fedde (2-2) will take to the mound for the Nationals and make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed six hits in 7 2/3 innings pitched against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 4.68 and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings in five games this season.
  • He has started five games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • The Angels have scored 134 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB. They have 227 hits, seventh in baseball, with 36 home runs (first in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels have gone 15-7 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 68.2% of those games).
  • Los Angeles has played as a moneyline favorite of -210 or shorter in only two games this season, which they split 1-1.
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Angels a 67.7% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 29 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 13 of those games (13-15-1).
  • The Angels have a 15-14-0 record against the spread this season (covering 51.7% of the time).
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have entered the game as underdogs 24 times this season and won eight, or 33.3%, of those games.
  • This season, Washington has won three of its four games when they’re the underdog by at least +176 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 36.2% chance of a victory for the Nationals.
  • So far this season, Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 13 of their 29 games with a total.
  • The Nationals have an ATS record of 11-18-0 in 29 games with a spread this season.

Angels Players to Watch

  • Ward has a team-high OBP (.484), and paces the Angels in hits (26). He’s batting .356 with four doubles, a triple, six home runs and 18 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Ward ranks second in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and first in slugging.
  • Mike Trout’s .655 slugging percentage leads his team, and he has eight doubles, a triple, six home runs and 16 walks while hitting .321.
  • Trout ranks 12th in batting average, fourth in on base percentage, and third in slugging in MLB action.
  • Shohei Ohtani has four doubles, four home runs and 10 walks while batting .225.
  • Jared Walsh is hitting .258 with three doubles, five home runs and six walks.

Angels Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 111 .225 19 4 14 .289 .658
Jared Walsh 97 .258 11 5 19 .308 .751
Anthony Rendon 89 .202 10 3 12 .318 .678
Mike Trout 84 .321 19 6 13 .441 1.096
Brandon Marsh 75 .253 10 4 18 .318 .771
Taylor Ward 73 .356 19 6 15 .484 1.169
Max Stassi 62 .210 11 3 8 .290 .661
Andrew Velazquez 58 .138 8 0 3 .227 .399
Tyler Wade 54 .278 7 0 5 .339 .672
Jack Mayfield 44 .227 6 1 4 .277 .641

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Bell leads Washington with 34 hits and an OBP of .452, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .546.
  • Of all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Bell is fifth in batting average, third in on-base percentage and 12th in slugging percentage.
  • Juan Soto is slugging .471 while driving in seven runs and batting .250 this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Soto’s batting average places him 78th, his on-base percentage ranks 19th, and he is 36th in slugging.
  • Maikel Franco has collected 31 base hits, an OBP of .316 and a slugging percentage of .409 this season.
  • Yadiel Hernandez has two home runs, 15 RBI and a batting average of .371 this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 124 .266 16 0 7 .305 .628
Maikel Franco 110 .282 9 2 16 .316 .725
Juan Soto 104 .250 21 6 7 .395 .866
Nelson Cruz 100 .150 12 3 14 .232 .472
Josh Bell 97 .351 20 4 20 .452 .998
Keibert Ruiz 87 .264 6 1 9 .301 .669
Alcides Escobar 78 .205 8 0 4 .271 .527
Victor Robles 72 .222 10 0 10 .278 .570
Yadiel Hernandez 70 .371 9 2 15 .400 .957
Lane Thomas 67 .224 5 1 9 .274 .587

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