Angels vs. Athletics Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/21/2022

by | May 21, 2022

Taylor Ward will look to extend his 10-game hitting streak when the Los Angeles Angels (24-17) take on the Oakland Athletics (17-24). The Angels are listed as -156 favorites on the moneyline for the contest, which starts at 9:07 PM ET on Saturday, live from Angel Stadium. Michael Lorenzen 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 -156 +134 7.5 -107 -113 -1.5 +137 -163

Computer Predictions for Angels vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+134) and Over (7.5)

Angels vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Michael Lorenzen
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Frankie Montas
  • Game Day: Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:07 PM ET
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Stadium: Angel Stadium

Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Lorenzen Montas
6 GS 8
4-2 W-L 2-4
3.57 ERA 3.67
35.1 IP 49.0
11 BB 13
24 SO 53

Angels Starter Michael Lorenzen

  • The Angels are sending Lorenzen (4-2) out to make his seventh start of the season. He is 4-2 with a 3.57 ERA and 24 strikeouts through 35 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics, when he went seven innings, allowing one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • In six games this season, the 30-year-old has a 3.57 ERA and 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .220 to opposing hitters.
  • Lorenzen has four quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Lorenzen enters the game with four outings of five or more innings pitched this campaign.
  • The opposing Athletics offense has the 29th-ranked slugging percentage (.317) and ranks 29th in MLB play with 25 home runs. It has a collective .205 batting average, and is 29th in MLB with 270 total hits and 27th in MLB action scoring 136 runs.
  • Lorenzen has a 1.29 ERA and a 0.857 WHIP against the Athletics this season in seven innings pitched, allowing a .217 batting average over one appearance.

Athletics Starter Frankie Montas

  • Montas (2-4) will take the mound for the Athletics, his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in six innings pitched against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in eight games this season with an ERA of 3.67, a 4.077 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .980.
  • In eight starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in five of them.
  • Montás will look to pitch five or more innings for the ninth start in a row.
  • The Angels have scored 198 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB. They are batting .244 for the campaign with 55 home runs, second in the league.
  • The right-hander has faced the Angels one time this season, allowing them to go 4-for-23 with a double, a triple, a home run and two RBI in six innings.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 29-year-old’s 3.67 ERA ranks 37th, .980 WHIP ranks 12th, and 9.7 K/9 ranks 15th.

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Angels have been favored 32 times and won 20, or 62.5%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 7-5 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -156 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 60.9% chance of a victory for the Angels.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total in 20 of their 41 chances.
  • The Angels are 21-20-0 against the spread in their 41 chances this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have come away with 12 wins in the 32 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Oakland has a mark of 7-12 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +134 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 42.7% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Oakland have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 15 of 41 chances this season.
  • The Athletics have posted a record of 20-21-0 against the spread this season.

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Mike Trout has a team-high 11 home runs.
  • In all of Major League Baseball, Trout ranks third in home runs and 18th in RBI.
  • Trout takes a hitting streak of six games into this game. In his last 10 games he is hitting .314 with three doubles, four home runs, four walks and eight RBI.
  • Ward has a club-leading .370 batting average.
  • Ward is 10th in homers and 24th in RBI in the major leagues.
  • Ward heads into this game looking for his 11th game in a row with a hit. In his last 10 outings he is batting .385 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, six walks and eight RBI.
  • Shohei Ohtani has a team-best 27 runs batted in.
  • Anthony Rendon is batting .244 with nine doubles, five home runs and 19 walks.
  • Rendon is riding a three-game hitting streak into this one. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with three doubles, a home run, two walks and five RBI.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Mike Trout 36 .317 .427 .683 11 24 40
Taylor Ward 30 .370 .481 .713 9 23 40
Shohei Ohtani 40 .236 .297 .435 8 27 38
Anthony Rendon 37 .244 .338 .422 5 22 33
Jared Walsh 39 .243 .307 .450 8 26 34

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Sean Murphy leads the Athletics with four long balls.
  • Murphy’s home run total puts him 75th in the big leagues, and he is 49th in RBI.
  • Murphy has collected a hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .111 with two walks and three RBI.
  • Seth Brown been a consistent power bat this season, as he paces his team with four home runs and 21 runs batted in.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Brown is 75th in home runs and 35th in RBI.
  • Sheldon Neuse has racked up a team-best batting average of .262.
  • Tony Kemp is batting .213 with four doubles, a home run and 13 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Sean Murphy 38 .191 .268 .368 4 20 26
Seth Brown 38 .197 .264 .385 4 21 23
Sheldon Neuse 36 .262 .324 .362 2 14 34
Tony Kemp 39 .213 .290 .265 1 6 29
Elvis Andrus 36 .214 .292 .299 1 4 25

Betting Tips for Angels vs. Athletics

Our best bet is the Athletics on the moneyline at +134 after taking a look at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 7.5 runs.

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