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Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels 4/24/2023 Previews, Predictions and Picks

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels 4/24/2023 Previews, Predictions and Picks

The Oakland Athletics are gearing up to face off against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Monday, April 24, 2023, at 9:38 PM EDT. The Athletics’ pitching staff has been struggling this season, with a collective earned run average (ERA) of 8.08, ranking them 30th in the league. They have also given up 39 home runs and 173 runs, placing them at the bottom of MLB in both categories. The team has walked 110 batters, and their fielding independent pitching (FIP) stands at 6.56 so far this season. Oakland’s bullpen has faced challenging situations, with 27 appearances with runners on base and 27 outings in high-leverage situations. They have recorded only 2 holds this season, which is the lowest in baseball, and have a save percentage of 33.3%, converting just 2 out of 6 save opportunities. The team has used a total of 74 relief pitchers.

On the offensive side, Esteury Ruiz has been a standout performer for the Athletics, leading the team in batting average (.296) and on-base percentage (.375), and also topping the team with 21 hits. Brent Rooker has been a power threat, leading the team in home runs with four and RBIs with eleven. However, as a team, Oakland has struggled at the plate, with a batting average of .226 and a slugging percentage of .353. Taking the mound on Monday will be Ken Waldichuk, who has had a tough season so far with an ERA of 7.65, 16 strikeouts, and a win-loss record of 0-2. Oakland will need a strong performance from their pitching staff and a boost from their offensive leaders to turn their season around and come out with a win against the Angels.

  • Oakland is 4-8 SU in their last 12 meetings with the Los Angeles Angels.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games on the road.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 7 games on the road against the LA Angels.

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels 4/24/2023 Previews, Predictions and Picks

The Los Angeles Angels have posted a .327 on-base percentage and .241 batting average so far this season, with 169 base hits and 183 hit by pitches, ranking them 14th in the league. They have recorded 25 home runs and 100 runs batted in, placing them 12th in the league for runs scored per game (4.81) and team slugging percentage (.388). Additionally, they have accumulated 28 doubles, 101 runs, and 77 walks.

On the pitching side, the Angels have a team ERA of 3.96, allowing 81 earned runs and 94 total runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs and rank 16th in the league in runs allowed per nine innings (4.59). Their campaign FIP stands at 4.15, and they have a team WHIP of 1.298. The pitching staff has a solid 8.40 K/BB ratio, with 172 strikeouts compared to 79 walks. They have allowed 160 hits in total, placing them 8th in the league in that category.

Leading the offensive charge for the Angels is center fielder Mike Trout, who boasts a .306 batting average and a team-leading .425 on-base percentage. Hunter Renfroe, the right fielder, has been a power threat for Los Angeles, leading the team in home runs (6), RBIs (18), and hits (23). Taking the mound for the Angels on Monday will be left-handed pitcher Jose Suarez, who has a 9.26 ERA, 7 strikeouts, and a 0-1 win-loss record.

  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’ last 5 games at home.
  • The total remained UNDER in 6 of LA Angels’ last 7 games at home against Oakland.
  • The LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games with an opponent in the AL West Division.

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels. The MLB pick for this game is the Los Angeles Angels. Earlier this season on April 2, the Los Angeles Angels had a strong showing against Oakland left-hander Ken Waldichuk, scoring six runs on nine hits in a victory. Meanwhile, Jose Suarez, a starter for the Angels, has struggled with a 9.26 ERA and has had three starts where he allowed four or more runs. As a result, the play is finished.

It’s worth noting that the Oakland Athletics currently have the lowest ERA in baseball at 8.08, and in their last five games, the OVER bet has been successful each time. However, the prediction for the upcoming game is that the Los Angeles Angels will claim victory with a projected score of OVER 11-4.

MLB Starting Time: 7:45 PM (EDT)

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim 

Date: Monday, April 24, 2023


MLB Odds: Los Angeles Angels -200

MLB Totals: 9.5


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