Angels vs. Athletics Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/20/2022

by | May 19, 2022

Following a two-homer game in a loss to the Rangers, Jared Walsh leads the Los Angeles Angels (24-16) into action as -160 favorites against the Oakland Athletics (16-24). First pitch from Angel Stadium at 9:38 PM ET on Friday. Los Angeles’ Chase Silseth and Oakland’s Paul Blackburn have been named the starters for this contest.

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 -160 +140 7.5 -110 -110 -1.5 +130 -150

Computer Predictions for Angels vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+140) and Over (7.5)

Angels vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Chase Silseth
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Paul Blackburn
  • Game Day: Friday, May 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:38 PM ET
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Stadium: Angel Stadium

Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Silseth Blackburn
1 GS 7
1-0 W-L 4-0
0.00 ERA 1.67
6.0 IP 37.2
2 BB 5
4 SO 29

Angels Starter Chase Silseth

  • Silseth (1-0) starts for the Angels, his second of the season.
  • His last appearance was on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics, when the righty threw six scoreless innings while allowing just one hit.
  • In one games this season, he has put up a .00 ERA and averages 6.0 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .059 against him.
  • He will face off against an Athletics team that is hitting .205 as a unit (29th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .313 (30th in MLB) with 23 total home runs (29th in MLB).
  • Silseth has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.500 WHIP against the Athletics this season in six innings pitched, allowing a .059 batting average over one appearance.

Athletics Starter Paul Blackburn

  • Blackburn (4-0) will take the mound for the Athletics, his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed five hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 1.67, a 5.8 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .903 in seven games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his third quality start in a row.
  • Blackburn will look to pitch five or more innings for the third start in a row.
  • The Angels have scored 196 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB. They have 328 hits, second in baseball, with 55 home runs (second in the league).
  • The right-hander has allowed the Angels to go 5-for-25 with a double and an RBI in 6 2/3 innings this season.

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Angels have been favorites in 31 games this season and won 20 (64.5%) of those contests.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 6-4 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -160 on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Angels have a 61.5% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 20 of their 40 opportunities.
  • The Angels are 21-19-0 ATS in their 40 games with a spread this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have been chosen as underdogs in 31 games this year and have walked away with the win 11 times (35.5%) in those games.
  • Oakland has a win-loss record of 6-11 when favored by +140 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 41.7% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Oakland and their opponents have gone over in 15 of their 40 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Athletics are 19-21-0 against the spread in their 40 games that had a posted line this season.

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Mike Trout has hit a team-high 11 home runs.
  • In all of Major League Baseball, Trout ranks third in homers and 20th in RBI.
  • Trout carries a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .318 with two doubles, two home runs, a walk and four RBI.
  • Taylor Ward’s .375 batting average paces his team.
  • Ward ranks eighth in home runs and 20th in RBI in the major leagues.
  • Ward enters this game looking for his 10th game in a row with a hit. In his last 10 games he is batting .389 with a double, a triple, three home runs, nine walks and eight RBI.
  • Shohei Ohtani has accumulated a team-best 27 runs batted in.
  • Anthony Rendon is batting .237 with eight doubles, five home runs and 19 walks.
  • Rendon has recorded at least one hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .350 with two doubles, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Mike Trout 35 .320 .432 .689 11 23 39
Taylor Ward 29 .375 .488 .721 9 23 39
Shohei Ohtani 39 .241 .298 .443 8 27 38
Anthony Rendon 36 .237 .333 .412 5 21 31
Jared Walsh 38 .248 .309 .460 8 26 34

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Sean Murphy leads the Athletics in home runs (four) and runs batted in (20).
  • In all of the big leagues, Murphy is 74th in home runs and 43rd in RBI.
  • Sheldon Neuse is hitting .272 to lead the lineup.
  • Neuse ranks 172nd in home runs and 115th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Tony Kemp has four doubles, a home run and 13 walks while batting .214.
  • Seth Brown is batting .186 with six doubles, two triples, three home runs and 10 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Sean Murphy 37 .189 .268 .371 4 20 25
Sheldon Neuse 35 .272 .336 .376 2 14 34
Tony Kemp 38 .214 .293 .267 1 6 28
Seth Brown 37 .186 .256 .354 3 19 21
Elvis Andrus 35 .221 .302 .310 1 4 25

Betting Tips for Angels vs. Athletics

We have the Athletics on the moneyline at +140 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after digging through all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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