Braves Vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 22, 2022

Written By Staff on July 21, 2022

Austin Riley brings a 13-game hitting streak into the Atlanta Braves’ (55-38) matchup against the Los Angeles Angels (39-53) at 7:20 PM ET on Friday at Truist Field. Charlie Morton starts for Atlanta (-152 to win) while Los Angeles (+129) will counter with Shohei Ohtani.

The betting insights in what follows are based off odds valid as of July 22, 2022 at 5:28 PM ET.

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Braves vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Morton (ATL) Pitcher Ohtani (LAA)
5 – 4 W/L 9 – 4
99.0 IP 87.0
4.45 ERA 2.38
1.253 WHIP 0.989
10.4 K/9 12.7
3.4 BB/9 2.3

Braves Probable Starter Charlie Morton

  • Morton (5-4) gets the starting nod for the Braves in his 19th start of the season. He’s put together a 4.45 ERA in 99 innings pitched, with 114 strikeouts.
  • His last time out came on Wednesday, July 13 against the New York Mets, when the righty went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 38-year-old has an ERA of 4.45, with 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings, in 18 games this season. Opponents have a .233 batting average against him.
  • Morton is trying to collect his sixth quality start of the year in this game.
  • He will take the mound against an Angels squad that is hitting .229 as a unit (26th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .381 (22nd in MLB) with 105 total home runs (11th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 38-year-old ranks 56th in ERA (4.45), 45th in WHIP (1.253), and sixth in K/9 (10.4).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 22, 2022 at 5:28 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Morton

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Villar 15 .200 3 1 1 .200 .600
Kurt Suzuki 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 .750
Luis Rengifo 3 .333 1 0 1 .500 .833
Andrew Velazquez 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Jared Walsh 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.667
Taylor Ward 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Max Stassi 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Angels Probable Starter Shohei Ohtani

  • The Angels will send Ohtani to the mound for his first start this season.
  • He has pitched in 15 games this season with an ERA of 2.38, a 5.591 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .989.
  • The Braves are batting .248 this season, 11th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .444 (first in the league) with 147 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 22, 2022 at 5:28 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Ohtani

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 13 .077 1 0 2 .235 .312
Eddie Rosario 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Robinson Canó 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves have won 48 of the 72 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (66.7%).
  • Atlanta has gone 35-15 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -152 or shorter (70%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Braves a 60.3% chance to win.
  • Atlanta has had an over/under set by bookmakers 94 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 46 of those games (46-46-2).
  • The Braves have covered 48.9% of their games this season, going 46-48-0 ATS.
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Angels Betting Trends

  • This season, the Angels have been the underdog 33 times and won six, or 18.2%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 2-11, a 15.4% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +129 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 43.7% chance of a victory for the Angels.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total in 40 of their 92 chances.
  • The Angels are 42-50-0 against the spread in their 92 chances this season.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Riley has accumulated 103 hits, a team-high for the Braves. He’s hitting .285 with 22 doubles, a triple, 27 home runs and 29 walks.
  • Riley ranks 32nd in batting average, 45th in on base percentage, and seventh in slugging among the qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Riley has safely hit in 13 games in a row. During his last 10 games he is batting .349 with two doubles, six home runs, two walks and 10 RBI.
  • Matt Olson is batting .255 with 34 doubles, 17 home runs and 47 walks.
  • Olson currently ranks 76th in batting average, 58th in on base percentage, and 24th in slugging among qualified hitters.
  • Olson has safely hit in six straight games. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .256 with two doubles, five home runs, two walks and 12 RBI.
  • Dansby Swanson has accumulated a .353 on-base percentage and a .481 slugging percentage, both team-high averages for the Braves. He is batting .294 with 20 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 30 walks.
  • Swanson takes a four-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .250 with a double, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Marcell Ozuna is hitting .221 with 12 doubles, 17 home runs and 26 walks.

Braves Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 365 .255 44 17 61 .340 .828
Austin Riley 362 .285 55 27 61 .348 .923
Dansby Swanson 360 .294 60 15 53 .353 .834
Marcell Ozuna 339 .221 41 17 37 .278 .685
Adam Duvall 285 .211 39 12 35 .275 .679
Travis d’Arnaud 241 .261 36 11 38 .310 .771
Ronald Acuña Jr. 230 .265 38 8 22 .364 .777
Michael Harris 173 .283 30 8 26 .319 .816
William Contreras 154 .260 21 11 23 .345 .877
Orlando Arcia 129 .256 13 4 18 .329 .717

Angels Players to Watch

  • Ohtani has an OPS of .835, fueled by an OBP of .349 and a team-best slugging percentage of .486 this season.
  • Ohtani ranks 72nd in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage and 26th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
  • Taylor Ward leads Los Angeles with an OBP of .380 this season while batting .286 with 38 walks and 43 runs scored.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Ward’s batting average puts him 31st, his on-base percentage is 13th, and he is 22nd in slugging.
  • Jared Walsh has 73 hits this season and has a slash line of .233/.277/.409.
  • Luis Rengifo has five home runs, 15 RBI and a batting average of .259 this season.

Angels Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 333 .258 51 19 56 .349 .835
Jared Walsh 313 .233 33 13 41 .277 .686
Brandon Marsh 267 .225 31 8 35 .278 .630
Taylor Ward 248 .286 43 12 34 .380 .872
Andrew Velazquez 222 .171 23 5 20 .212 .478
Luis Rengifo 201 .259 18 5 15 .300 .693
Jonathan Villar 195 .210 24 2 17 .261 .553
Max Stassi 187 .203 20 5 16 .307 .628
Jo Adell 100 .250 5 3 11 .279 .679
Kurt Suzuki 89 .180 7 2 10 .267 .548

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