Angels vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Angels vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 1, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Angels will take the field against the Oakland Athletics (1-0) on Saturday. The game begins at 4:07 PM ET on NBCS-CA, with the Angels listed as -168 favorites on the moneyline.

Patrick Sandoval will get the ball for Los Angeles while Oakland will counter with Shintaro Fujinami.

Angels vs. Athletics Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -168
  • Athletics odds to win: +142
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET

Who Will Win Angels vs. Athletics?

Angels and Athletics Betting Trends (2022)

The Angels won 51 of the 86 games they were the moneyline favorite last season (59.3%).

Los Angeles had a record of 14-13 when it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -168 or shorter last year (51.9%).

Last season, the Athletics won 53 out of the 143 games, or 37.1%, in which they were the underdog.

Oakland had a record of 35-59, a 37.2% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +142 or more by bookmakers last season.

The Angels played in 161 games with an over/under set, and combined with their opponents to go over the total 72 times (72-79-10).

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

Angels Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Angels were the 25th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 3.8 runs per game (623 total).

Los Angeles averaged 1.2 home runs per game to rank 11th in baseball with 190 total home runs last season.

The Angels’ .233 batting average ranked 24th in the majors.

The club struck out 9.5 times per game, the worst average in the majors.

The 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Angels pitching staff last season ranked 12th in MLB.

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

Athletics Stats & Insights (2022)

The Athletics scored 568 runs (just 3.5 per game) last season, which ranked 29th in MLB.

Oakland’s 137 home runs ranked 27th in MLB last season.

The Athletics ranked last in MLB with a team batting average of just .216.

Oakland had the 16th-ranked strikeouts per game rate (8.6) among MLB offenses.

The Athletics averaged the 25th-most strikeouts per nine innings (7.6) in the big leagues last season.

Oakland pitched to a 4.53 last season, which ranked 24th in baseball.

Angels Key Players to Watch (2022)

Sandoval will make his first start of the season for the Angels.

Shohei 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 collected 139 hits, posted an OBP of .360 and a .473 SLG.

Athletics Key Players to Watch (2022)

The Athletics will send Fujinami to the mound for his first start this season.

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

Tony Kemp hit .235 a season ago with 117 hits.

Jesus Aguilar racked up 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: Athletics 3, Angels 0
  • Total Prediction: Under 7.5 runs
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