Angels vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Angels vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 27, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Angels (13-12) are set to take on the Oakland Athletics (5-20) Thursday at 4:07 PM ET, airing on BSW. The Angels are listed as -310 favorites by sportsbooks, while the underdog Athletics have +248 odds for the contest.

Los Angeles’ Shohei Ohtani and Oakland’s JP Sears have been named the starters for this contest.

Angels vs. Athletics Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -310
  • Athletics odds to win: +248
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • TV: BSW

Who Will Win Angels vs. Athletics?

Angels and Athletics Betting Trends

The Angels are 11-8 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 57.9% of those games).

Los Angeles has played as moneyline favorites of -310 or shorter in only one game this season, which it won.

This season, the Athletics have won five out of the 25 games, or 20%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Oakland has played as an underdog of +248 or more twice this season and lost both games.

The Angels have played in 25 games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 11 times (11-12-2).

The Athletics’ games have gone over the total in 16 of their 25 chances.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels have the No. 4 offense in baseball scoring 5.2 runs per game (131 total runs).

Los Angeles is fifth in MLB action with 34 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.

The Angels’ .249 batting average ranks 14th in the majors.

Los Angeles strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 14th in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Angels has a collective 8.5 K/9, which ranks 19th in the majors.

Los Angeles’ 4.03 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 92 (3.7 per game).

Oakland has hit 27 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the majors.

The Athletics have a team batting average of just .224 this season, which ranks 27th among MLB teams.

Oakland ranks 21st with an average of 9.0 strikeouts per game.

The Athletics strike out just 7.5 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, worst in MLB.

Oakland pitchers have a combined ERA of 7.97 ERA this year, which ranks 30th in MLB.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Ohtani (3-0) takes the mound for the Angels in his fifth start of the season. He’s put together a .64 ERA in 28 2/3 innings pitched, with 38 strikeouts.

Hunter Renfroe leads Los Angeles in home runs (seven) and runs batted in (19) this season while batting .280.

Mike Trout leads Los Angeles in batting with a .311 average while slugging five homers and driving in 13 runs.

Ohtani is slashing .261/.337/.489 this season for the Angels.

Taylor Ward has 21 hits and an OBP of .324 to go with a slugging percentage of .337 this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics will hand the ball to Sears (0-1) for his fifth start of the season.

Brent Rooker has put up a team-best six home runs and 15 runs batted in.

Esteury Ruiz’s .270 batting average is a team-high mark.

Shea Langeliers is hitting .211 with two doubles, five home runs and six walks.

Tony Kemp has two doubles, a home run and 11 walks while hitting .169.

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), Austin Warren: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Athletics: Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), 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 7, Athletics 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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