Game Time: 9:38 pm ET, Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
Where to Watch: BSW
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline odds: Athletics +195, Angels -230; Over/Under: 7 runs
Bet365: Moneyline odds: Athletics +195, Angels -235; Over/Under: 7 runs
BetMGM: Moneyline odds: Athletics +195, Angels -230; Over/Under: 7 runs
Oakland Athletics: 39-65 (5th place, AL West)
Los Angeles Angels: 43-59 (4th place, AL West)
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Oakland Athletics: 7-3 last 10
Los Angeles Angels: 4-6 last 10
Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Preview and Analysis
The Athletics enter this game on a 2 game losing streak. They lost their last series against the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 39-65 record overall and have a road record of 22-32. This is the 2nd game of a 3-game series with the Angels on Wednesday with the series opener still to be played on Tuesday. Their offense ranks 29th in the MLB with a .621 OPS. Cole Irvin is their starting pitcher on Tuesday while there is no probable starting pitcher yet making his start in this game on Wednesday.
The Angels lost 3 of their last 4 games and enter this game off of a loss. They lost their last series against the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a 4-game series. They enter this game with a 43-59 record overall and have a home record of 23-30. This is the 2nd game of a 3-game series with the Athletics on Wednesday with the 1st game still to be played on Tuesday. Their offense ranks 26th in the MLB with a .679 OPS. Noah Syndergaard is their starting pitcher on Tuesday while Shohei Ohtani is making his start in this game on Wednesday. He is 9-6 with a 2.81 ERA this season. His team lost their last 2 straight games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 2 ER, 1 HR, and 0 BB with 11 Ks on 8 hits through 6 IP against the Texas Rangers.
Athletics vs Angels Prediction
The current betting odds have the Angels listed as a big favorite in this game. The Angels have been very bad all season but they are playing against the A's here who have also been awful all season. The A's have been playing much better than the Angels in their recent games but the A's do not have a starter for this game now after trading away Montas to the Yankees and they will have to make a call to the minors or have a bullpen game here. The Angels have been losing a lot of their games recently but they have Ohtani starting here and he has been pitching well all season. This A's team still has one of the worst offenses in the MLB and the Angels should not need much offense on their part with Ohtani starting here. The best way to place a bet here is on the Angels to bounce back and win this game at home.
Athletics Angels Prediction: Our MLB Pick for Wednesday, August 3, 2022 (9:38 pm ET start time) is Angels 3 Athletics 1.
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MLB Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics: 14-12 (+11.5 Units) ML this season in the second half of the season. 26-21 (+4.8 Units) ML on the road when the money line is +125 to -125. 29-21 UNDER in road games.
Los Angeles Angels: 43-59 (-26.2 Units) ML in all games. 23-30 (-17.4 Units) ML in home games. 28-21 UNDER in home games.
Oakland Athletics: D. Jimenez (RP) Mid Aug - Shoulder. J. Bride (SS) Mid Aug - Shoulder. J. Lowrie (2B) Mid Aug - Shoulder.
Los Angeles Angels: A. Rendon (3B) out for season - Wrist. M. Trout (CF) Mid Aug - Ribs. M. Duffy (3B) Late Aug - Back.
"We didn't have many opportunities. You've got to give credit to Cease. We came out aggressive on the fastball. He immediately just went to his breaking ball. It's a plus-breaking ball. He showed that today." - Mark Kotsay after his team’s loss against the White Sox on Sunday.
"When you load them up and nobody out, you want one especially early in the game, but you're looking for that big inning. We had other opportunities and didn't score." - Phil Nevin after his team’s loss against the Rangers on Sunday.
Jonah Bride (R) 3B
Tony Kemp (L) LF
Sean Murphy (R) DH
Seth Brown (L) 1B
Ramon Laureano (R) CF
Elvis Andrus (R) SS
Stephen Piscotty (R) RF
Stephen Vogt (L) C
Nick Allen (R) 2B
Los Angeles Angels
Magneuris Sierra (L) CF
Shohei Ohtani (L) DH
Luis Rengifo (S) 2B
Jared Walsh (L) 1B
Max Stassi (R) C
Brandon Marsh (L) LF
Dillon Thomas (L) RF
Phil Gosselin (R) 3B
Andrew Velazquez (S) SS
Batting Average: Dermis Garcia (.313)
Hits: Sean Murphy (80)
Home Runs: Seth Brown (15)
RBI: Seth Brown (44)
Stolen Bases: Ramon Laureano (10)
Wins: Paul Blackburn (6)
Saves: Dany Jimenez (11)
ERA: Parker Markel (0.00)
Los Angeles Angels
Batting Average: Taylor Ward (.276)
Hits: Shohei Ohtani (94)
Home Runs: Mike Trout (24)
RBI: Shohei Ohtani (62)
Stolen Bases: Andrew Velazquez (12)
Wins: Shohei Ohtani (9)
Saves: Raisel Iglesias (16)
ERA: Janson Junk (0.00)
Oakland Athletics: Mark Kotsay (1st season)
Los Angeles Angels: Phil Nevin (Interim)