Angels vs. Athletics Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/15/2022

by | May 15, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels (23-13) are set to take on the Oakland Athletics (15-21) Sunday at 4:07 PM ET. The Angels are listed as -129 favorites by sportsbooks, while the underdog Athletics have +108 odds for the contest. Patrick Sandoval will get the ball for Los Angeles while Oakland counter with Frankie Montas.

Angels vs. Athletics Spread and Betting Line

Angels vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Angels -129 +108 7 -114 -105 -1.5 +134 -160

Computer Predictions for Angels vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+108) and Over (7)

Angels vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Patrick Sandoval
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Frankie Montas
  • Game Day: Sunday, May 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • Location: Oakland, California
  • Stadium: Oakland Coliseum

Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Sandoval Montas
5 GS 7
1-1 W-L 2-3
2.02 ERA 3.77
26.2 IP 43.0
12 BB 12
27 SO 41

Angels Starter Patrick Sandoval

  • Sandoval (1-1 with a 2.02 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Angels, his sixth of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the lefty went 5 2/3 innings against the Washington Nationals, giving up three earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • In five games this season, the 25-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.02, with 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .227 against him.
  • Sandoval has two quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Sandoval will try to extend a four-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.1 innings per outing).
  • He will face an Athletics offense that ranks 25th in the league with 121 runs while batting .200 as a unit. It has a collective .311 slugging percentage (29th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 22 home runs (27th in MLB).

Athletics Starter Frankie Montas

  • Montas (2-3) will take to the mound for the Athletics and make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Detroit Tigers.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of 3.77, a 3.417 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.000.
  • In seven starts this season, he’s earned four quality starts.
  • Montás has pitched five or more innings in seven straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Angels rank first in MLB with 178 runs scored this season. They have a .246 batting average this campaign with 48 home runs (first in the league).
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 29-year-old ranks 39th in ERA (3.77), 17th in WHIP (1.000), and 23rd in K/9 (8.6).

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Angels have won 19 out of the 27 games, or 70.4%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Los Angeles is 11-5 this season when entering a game favored by -129 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Angels, based on the moneyline, is 56.3%.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total in 17 of their 36 chances.
  • The Angels are 20-16-0 against the spread in their 36 chances this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have been victorious in 11, or 39.3%, of the 28 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Oakland has a win-loss record of 8-16 when favored by +108 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 48.1% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Oakland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 14 of their 36 opportunities.
  • The Athletics are 18-18-0 against the spread in their 36 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Taylor Ward is batting .384 with five doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 21 walks.
  • Ward brings a hitting streak of five games into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .471 with a double, two home runs, four walks and seven RBI.
  • Mike Trout has shown off his power as he paces his team with nine home runs with a team-leading .314 batting average.
  • Trout is fifth in homers in MLB, and 31st in RBI.
  • Shohei Ohtani has sent home a team-high 24 runs batted in.
  • Ohtani is on a two-game hitting streak entering this contest. In his last five games he is batting .273 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Anthony Rendon is hitting .217 with six doubles, four home runs and 17 walks.
  • Rendon takes a three-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last five outings he is batting .278 with a double, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
Taylor Ward 25 .384 .505 .744 8 22 33
Mike Trout 31 .314 .438 .676 9 20 33
Shohei Ohtani 35 .248 .307 .447 7 24 35
Anthony Rendon 32 .217 .319 .374 4 17 25
Jared Walsh 34 .248 .304 .432 6 23 31

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Sean Murphy paces the Athletics in home runs (four) and runs batted in (17).
  • Murphy ranks 60th in home runs and 53rd in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Sheldon Neuse’s .281 batting average paces his team.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Neuse is 144th in home runs and 95th in RBI.
  • Tony Kemp is hitting .216 with four doubles, a home run and 13 walks.
  • Elvis Andrus has five doubles, a home run and 11 walks while hitting .208.
Sean Murphy 34 .197 .270 .393 4 17 24
Sheldon Neuse 34 .281 .346 .388 2 14 34
Tony Kemp 34 .216 .295 .276 1 5 25
Elvis Andrus 31 .208 .292 .287 1 3 21
Seth Brown 33 .160 .234 .310 3 17 16

Betting Tips for Angels vs. Athletics

We have the Athletics on the moneyline at +108 on the moneyline as our best bet in this contest after taking a look at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 7 runs.

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