Angels vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Angels vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Angels (1-1) are -151 favorites to take Game 3 of th series from the Oakland Athletics (1-1) Sunday at 4:07 PM ET. The teams enter the matchup with the series record tied, and the underdog Athletics are listed with +129 odds to win the rubber match and take the series victory.

Tyler Anderson will get the ball for Los Angeles while Oakland will counter with Ken Waldichuk.

Angels vs. Athletics Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -151
  • Athletics odds to win: +129
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 2, 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 20-19 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -151 or shorter last year (51.3%).

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

Last season, Oakland won 39 of its 106 games, or 36.8%, when it was the underdog by at least +129 on the moneyline.

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

The Athletics and their opponents hit the over in 73 of their 162 games with a total last season.

Angels Stats & Insights (2022)

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

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

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

The club’s 9.5 strikeouts per game were the most in MLB.

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

Los Angeles’ 3.79 team ERA ranked ninth across 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 hit just 137 homers last season, which ranked 27th in the league.

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

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

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

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

Angels Key Players to Watch (2022)

Anderson will start for the Angels, his first this season.

Shohei Ohtani finished with a .273 average and 95 RBI last season.

Mike Trout finished with a .630 SLG and 40 homers 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)

Waldichuk gets the nod for the Athletics and will make his first start of the season.

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

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

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

Aledmys Diaz had 13 doubles, 12 home runs and 18 walks while hitting .243.

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 6, Athletics 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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