Angels vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, March 30, 2023

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Angels vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 30, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Angels begin their season as -218 favorites in a road tilt against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday at 10:07 PM ET, live on NBCS-CA.

Los Angeles’ Shohei Ohtani gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Kyle Muller.

Angels vs. Athletics Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -218
  • Athletics odds to win: +182
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 7 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Time: 10:07 PM ET

Who Will Win Angels vs. Athletics?

Angels and Athletics Betting Trends (2022)

The Angels finished 51-35 in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 59.3% of those games).

Los Angeles had a record of 3-5 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -218 or shorter last year (37.5%).

The Athletics were underdogs 143 times last season and won 53, or 37.1%, of those games.

Last season, Oakland won 16 of its 44 games, or 36.4%, when it was the underdog by at least +182 on the moneyline.

The Angels combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total 72 times last season for a 72-79-10 record against the over/under.

Games involving the Athletics went over the total set by oddsmakers in 73 of 162 chances last season.

Angels Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Angels scored the 25th-most runs in baseball (623 total, 3.8 per game).

Los Angeles ranked 11th in baseball with 190 total home runs last season.

The Angels had the 24th-ranked batting average in MLB (.233).

The club struck out 9.5 times per game, the worst mark in MLB.

The Angels pitching staff ranked 12th in MLB last season with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles’ 3.79 team ERA ranked ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights (2022)

The Athletics scored the 29th-most runs in the league last season with just 568 (3.5 per game).

Oakland ranked 27th in Major League Baseball with just 137 home runs as a team.

The Athletics had a team batting average of just .216 last season, which ranked last among MLB teams.

Oakland ranked 16th in MLB in strikeouts per game at 8.6 whiffs per contest.

The Athletics struck out 7.6 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 25th in MLB.

Oakland pitchers had a combined ERA of 4.53 last year, which ranked 24th in MLB.

Angels Key Players to Watch (2022)

Ohtani starts for the first time this season for the Angels.

Ohtani drove in 95 runs while batting .273 last season.

Mike Trout slugged 40 long balls while driving in 80 runs.

Brandon Drury finished with a .263 average, 28 home runs and 87 RBI last season.

Taylor Ward hit .281 with an OBP of .360, and a slugging percentage of .473.

Athletics Key Players to Watch (2022)

The Athletics will send out Muller for his first start of the season.

Seth Brown had 25 home runs and 73 runs batted in last season.

Tony Kemp had a .235 batting average with 117 hits.

Jesus Aguilar accumulated 109 hits with a batting average of .235 last season.

Aledmys Diaz hit .243 with 13 doubles, 12 home runs and 18 walks.

Angels and Athletics Injuries

Angels: Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), Griffin Canning: 15 Day IL (Groin), Chris Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Athletics: Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Freddy Tarnok: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Angels vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Angels 5, Athletics 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7 runs
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