Angels vs. Athletics Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/22/2022

by | May 22, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels (25-17), led by Taylor Ward on a 10-game hitting streak, will meet the Oakland Athletics (17-25) Sunday at Angel Stadium. The Angels are -147 favorites for the matchup, which starts at 4:07 PM ET. Patrick Sandoval takes the mound for Los Angeles while Cole Irvin is Oakland’s starter for the 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 -147 +125 7.5 -107 -113 -1.5 +144 -172

Computer Predictions for Angels vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+125) and Over (7.5)

Angels vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Patrick Sandoval
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Cole Irvin
  • Game Day: Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Stadium: Angel Stadium

Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Sandoval Irvin
6 GS 0
2-1 W-L 0-0
1.91 ERA
33.0 IP 0
16 BB 0
31 SO 0

Angels Starter Patrick Sandoval

  • Sandoval (2-1) takes the mound for the Angels in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 1.91 ERA in 33 innings pitched, with 31 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent appearance on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics, the left-hander tossed 6 1/3 innings, giving up one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • The 25-year-old has a 1.91 ERA and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings in six games this season, while allowing a batting average of .222 to opposing hitters.
  • Sandoval has recorded three quality starts this season.
  • Sandoval will try to extend a five-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.2 frames per outing).
  • He will face off against an Athletics offense that ranks 28th in MLB with 277 total hits (on a .206 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .316 (29th in MLB) with 25 total home runs (29th in MLB).
  • Sandoval has thrown 6 1/3 innings, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out four against the Athletics this season.

Athletics Starter Cole Irvin

  • The Athletics will send Irvin to the mound for his first start this season.
  • The 28-year-old left-hander will make his season debut.
  • The Angels rank second in MLB with 203 runs scored this season. They have a .244 batting average this campaign with 57 home runs (first in the league).

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Angels have entered the game as favorites 33 times this season and won 21, or 63.6%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 10-6 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -147 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Angels, based on the moneyline, is 59.5%.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 21 of their 42 opportunities.
  • In 42 games with a spread this season, the Angels are 22-20-0 ATS.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have won in 12, or 36.4%, of the 33 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Oakland has a mark of 7-14 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +125 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 44.4% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Oakland and their opponents have hit the over in 16 of their 42 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Athletics are 20-22-0 against the spread in their 42 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Mike Trout has launched a team-high 11 home runs.
  • In all of MLB, Trout ranks third in home runs and 21st in RBI.
  • Ward’s .370 batting average paces his team.
  • Ward is 11th in homers and 25th in RBI among all major league hitters this season.
  • Ward has 10 games in a row with at least one hit. During his last 10 games he is batting .385 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, six walks and eight RBI.
  • Shohei Ohtani has racked up a team-best 27 runs batted in.
  • Anthony Rendon is batting .246 with nine doubles, five home runs and 20 walks.
  • Rendon takes a four-game streak with at least one hit into this one. In his last five games he is batting .368 with two doubles, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Mike Trout 37 .310 .422 .667 11 24 40
Taylor Ward 30 .370 .481 .713 9 23 40
Shohei Ohtani 41 .242 .302 .436 8 27 40
Anthony Rendon 38 .246 .342 .420 5 22 34
Jared Walsh 40 .236 .299 .438 8 26 34

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Sean Murphy has swatted a team- leading four home runs.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Murphy is 79th in home runs and 54th in RBI.
  • Murphy has collected a hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .222 with two walks and three RBI.
  • Seth Brown has been a reliable source of runs this year, leading the lineup with four home runs and 21 runs batted in.
  • Brown is 79th in home runs and 40th in RBI among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Sheldon Neuse leads the Athletics’ lineup with a .269 batting average.
  • Tony Kemp has four doubles, a home run and 14 walks while hitting .210.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Sean Murphy 39 .200 .274 .371 4 20 28
Seth Brown 39 .192 .258 .375 4 21 23
Sheldon Neuse 37 .269 .329 .366 2 15 36
Tony Kemp 40 .210 .291 .261 1 6 29
Jed Lowrie 25 .253 .348 .347 2 10 19

Betting Tips for Angels vs. Athletics

Our best bet is the Athletics on the moneyline at +125 after digging through all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will over the total of 7.5 runs.

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