Game Time: 9:40 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 -175, Athletics +155; Over/Under: 8 runs
Bet365: Moneyline odds: Angels -175, Athletics +155; Over/Under: 8 runs
BetMGM: Moneyline odds: Angels -175, Athletics +155; Over/Under: 8 runs
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
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 3rd game of a 4-game series with the Athletics on Saturday. This will be the 3rd game of the series on Saturday with the series opener still to be played on Friday and the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday as this is a double-header. Michael Lorenzen is the starting pitcher for them in game 2 on Saturday while Patrick Sandoval is on the mound for them here in game 2 on Saturday. He is 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA this season. His team won 4 of their last 5 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 3 ER, 0 HRs, and 3 BB with 5 Ks on 7 hits in 5.2 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 3rd game of a 4-game series with the Angels on Saturday night. This will be the 3rd game of the series on Saturday with the series opener still to be played on Friday and the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday as this is a double-header. Paul Blackburn is the starting pitcher for them in game 2 on Saturday while there is no probable pitcher yet on the mound for them here on Saturday. 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 Angels have been playing very well in their recent games and they are going up against an A's team that has also been playing very well recently but overall, they have not been good this season. The Angels have a much better team here and this is also the 2nd game of a double-header so the Angels will be hungry to take at least one of these games if not both. The A's have their better pitcher starting in game 1 so the Angels have a much better chance of winning this game as the A's bullpen will be in use for this one. The Angels currently have one of the best records in the MLB and they have been scoring a lot of runs in their last series. They will likely win this game as the A's are not very good and have been beating up on bad teams recently. The best bet here is on the Angels to win this game.
Angels Athletics Prediction: Our MLB Pick for Saturday, May 14, 2022 (9:40 pm ET start time) is Angels 8 Athletics 2.
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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. 18-13 UNDER in the first half of the season. 14-8 UNDER against right-handed starters.
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.
"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.
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
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
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)
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)
Los Angeles Angels: Joe Maddon (3rd season)
Oakland Athletics: Mark Kotsay (1st season)