Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Game 1 Prediction, Preview and Odds - 05/14/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 4:07 pm ET, Saturday, May 14, 2022
Venue:  RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Where to Watch:  NBCS-CA

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Angels -125, Athletics +105; Over/Under:  7.5 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Angels -120, Athletics +100; Over/Under:  8 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Angels -125, Athletics +105; Over/Under:  8 runs
 

Season Record

Los Angeles Angels:  21-12 (2nd place, AL West)
Oakland Athletics:  14-19 (5th place, AL West)
 
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Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Los Angeles Angels:  6-4 last 10
Oakland Athletics:  4-6 last 10
 
 
 

Los Angeles Angels Analysis

The Angels are coming into this game with a 21-12 record overall and they are 9-5 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 3 of their last 4 games but are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game which snapped a 3 game winning streak that they were on. They just won their 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 and they are playing the 2nd game of a 4-game series with the Athletics on Saturday. This will be the 2nd game of the series on Saturday with the series opener still to be played on Friday. Chase Silseth is the starting pitcher for them on Friday while Michael Lorenzen is on the mound for them here on Saturday. He is 3-2 with a 4.13 ERA this season. His team won 2 of their last 3 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 5 ER, 2 HRs, and 2 BB with 7 Ks on 5 hits in 4.2 IP against the Washington Nationals. They scored 25 runs in their last series averaging just over 8 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 7 runs against them averaging just over 2 runs allowed per game.
 

Oakland Athletics Analysis

The Athletics are coming into this game with a 14-19 record overall and they are 4-9 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 4 of their last 5 games and are coming into this one on a 3 game winning streak. They just won their 5-game series against the Detroit Tigers 4-1 and they are playing the 2nd game of a 4-game series with the Angels on Saturday night. This will be the 2nd game of the series on Saturday with the series opener still to be played on Friday. Daulton Jefferies is the starting pitcher for them on Friday while Paul Blackburn will be on the mound for them here on Saturday. He is 4-0 with a 1.74 ERA this season. His team won 5 of their last 6 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 0 earned runs, 0 homers, and 0 BB with 3 strikeouts on 4 hits in 6.2 innings played against the Detroit Tigers. They scored 20 runs in their last series averaging 4 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 10 runs against them averaging 2 runs allowed per game.
 

 

Angels vs Athletics Prediction

The Athletics are coming into this game heating up in their recent games with a big series win over the Tigers in their last series. They won 4 of their last 5 games and they also have their best pitcher starting in this game as Blackburn has been great all season. The Angels have Lorenzen starting here and he has been alright this season but he has had a few bad starts already and the A's are actually hot coming into this game off of their last series. Blackburn really gives his team their best chance of winning so if the A's are to steal a game in this series, it will be this one. The best bet in this game is on the A's to win here.
 
Angels Athletics Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Saturday, May 14, 2022 (4:07 pm ET start time) is Athletics 3 Angels 1.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Los Angeles Angels: 124-131 (-10.8 Units) ML in all games. 49-54 (-6 Units) ML when the money line is +125 to -125. 76-93 (-22.6 Units) ML against right-handed starters. 
Oakland Athletics: 53-47 (+4.2 Units) ML when the money line is +125 to -125. 56-34 (+15.8 Units) ML against left-handed starters. 18-13 UNDER in the first half of the season.
 

Key Injuries

 
Los Angeles Angels:  M. Duffy (3B) Late May - Illness. D. Fletcher (SS) Mid July - Groin. K. Suzuki (C) Out indefinitely - Undisclosed.
Oakland Athletics:  S. Bolt (CF) Late May - Oblique. C. Irvin (SP) Late May - Shoulder. S. Piscotty (RF) Out indefinitely - Calf.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We absolutely pitched well enough to win that game, but so did they. The extra-inning rule got us, and that's just the way it's rolling right now, but I have no issues with a 4-2 homestand coming off a really good road trip." - Joe Madoon after his team’s loss against the Rays on Wednesday.
 
 
"Coming here on Sunday night, I think we were all pretty frustrated with how we were playing. The guys made some adjustments and it obviously paid off. It feels good to be back on track." - Mark Kotsay after his team’s win against the Tigers on Thursday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Los Angeles Angels
Brandon Marsh (L) LF
Luis Rengifo (S) 2B
Shohei Ohtani (L) P
Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
Jared Walsh (L) 1B
Aaron Whitefield (R) CF
Jack Mayfield (R) RF
Austin Romine (R) C
Andrew Velazquez (S) SS
 
Oakland Athletics
Tony Kemp (L) 2B
Sheldon Neuse (R) 3B
Jed Lowrie (S) DH
Seth Brown (L) 1B
Ramon Laureano (R) RF
Christian Bethancourt (R) C
Luis Barrera (L) LF
Kevin Smith (R) SS
Cristian Pache (R) CF
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Los Angeles Angels
Batting Average:  Austin Romine (.500)
Hits:  Shohei Ohtani (33)
Home Runs:  Mike Trout (9)
RBI:  Jared Walsh (23)
Stolen Bases:  Shohei Ohtani (5)
Wins:  Michael Lorenzen (3)
Saves:  Raisel Iglesias (7)
ERA:  Jose Quijada (0.00)
 
Oakland Athletics
Batting Average:  Sheldon Neuse (.291)
Hits:  Sheldon Neuse (32)
Home Runs:  Sean Murphy (4)
RBI:  Sean Murphy (17)
Stolen Bases:  Sheldon Neuse (4)
Wins:  Paul Blackburn (4)
Saves:  Dany Jimenez (6)
ERA:   Dany Jimenez (0.00)
 
Managers:
Los Angeles Angels: Joe Maddon (3rd season)
Oakland Athletics: Mark Kotsay (1st season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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