Angels vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Angels vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 26, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Angels (12-12) are set to take on the Oakland Athletics (5-19) Wednesday at 9:38 PM ET, airing on BSW. The Angels are listed as -249 favorites by oddsmakers, while the underdog Athletics have +206 odds for the contest.

Patrick Sandoval will get the ball for Los Angeles while Oakland will counter with Luis Medina.

Angels vs. Athletics Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -249
  • Athletics odds to win: +206
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • Time: 9:38 PM ET
  • TV: BSW

Who Will Win Angels vs. Athletics?

Angels and Athletics Betting Trends

The Angels have won 55.6% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (10-8).

Los Angeles has gone 2-1 (winning 66.7% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -249 or shorter.

This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 24 times and won five, or 20.8%, of those games.

Oakland has not won as an underdog of +206 or more on the moneyline this season in five such games.

In the 24 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Angels, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-12-2).

So far this season, the Athletics and their opponents have hit the over in 15 of their 24 games with a total.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels are the ninth-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging five runs per game (120 total).

Los Angeles averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB action with 31 total home runs.

The Angels’ .246 batting average ranks 15th in the majors.

Los Angeles’ 8.6 strikeouts per game rank 13th in baseball.

The Angels pitching staff is 19th in the majors with a collective 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles’ 4.11 team ERA ranks 14th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored the 26th-most runs in the league this season with just 89 (3.7 per game).

Oakland’s 26 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.

The Athletics rank 26th in MLB with a team batting average of just .226.

Oakland ranks 19th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.1 Ks per contest.

The Athletics strike out just 7.4 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, worst in MLB.

Oakland has pitched to a 7.89 ERA this season, which ranks 30th in baseball.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Sandoval (1-1) gets the starting nod for the Angels in his fifth start of the season. He has a 3.37 ERA in 18 2/3 innings pitched, with 15 strikeouts.

Hunter Renfroe leads Los Angeles in home runs (six) and runs batted in (18) this season while batting .270.

Mike Trout is batting .326 to lead Los Angeles, while adding five homers and 13 runs batted in this season.

Shohei Ohtani has collected 22 base hits, an OBP of .333 and a slugging percentage of .460 this season.

Taylor Ward is batting .228 with an OBP of .321 and a slugging percentage of .348 this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

Medina has been named the starter for the Athletics and will make his first start this season.

Brent Rooker paces the Athletics with six home runs and 14 runs batted in.

Shea Langeliers has two doubles, five home runs and six walks while batting .222.

Esteury Ruiz leads the Athletics with a .256 batting average.

Tony Kemp is batting .169 with two doubles, a home run and 11 walks.

Angels and Athletics Injuries

Angels: Logan O’Hoppe: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), Ryan Tepera: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Trevor May: 15 Day IL (Personal), Adrian Martinez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Domingo Acevedo: 15 Day IL (Back), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Angels vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Angels 6, Athletics 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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