Athletics Vs Angels: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – September 18, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2021

Matt Olson and Shohei Ohtani face off in a showdown of top-10 power hitters when the Oakland Athletics (80-67) and Los Angeles Angels (72-75) play on Saturday at 9:07 PM ET. Olson has 35 home runs (sixth in league) for the Athletics, while Ohtani is third with 44 round-trippers for the Angels. Oakland’s (-125 to win) Daulton Jefferies gets the start versus Los Angeles’ (+105) Jose Suarez.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 18, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Athletics vs Angels Betting Lines

Athletics Betting Insights

  • This season, the Athletics have won 57 out of the 98 games, or 58.2%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Oakland has a record of 47-30 in games where oddsmakers favor them by at least -125 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 53.2% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • The Athletics and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times in their last 10 games with a total.

Athletics Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 6.1
HR 7
ERA 4.85
K/9 8.5

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Angels Betting Insights

  • The Angels have won in 34, or 43.6%, of the 78 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 27-35 when favored by +105 or worse by sportsbooks this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Angels have a 46.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • When it comes to the total, the Angels and their foes are 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests.

Angels Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 3.8
HR 13
ERA 4.50
K/9 8.1

Angels Probable Pitcher – José Suarez

  • Suarez makes the start for the Angels, his 12th of the season. He is 7-7 with a 3.59 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 82 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last appeared on Saturday, Sept. 11 against the Astros, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • In 20 games this season, the 23-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.59, with 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .229 against him.
  • Suarez will try to pick up his ninth game of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 4.1 innings per appearance.
  • The Angels are 3-5 in Suarez’s eight starts this season that they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 18, 2021 at 9:07 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 80-67
Home 40-34
Road 40-33
vs LHP (Starters) 34-22
vs RHP (Starters) 46-45
Day Games 4-5
Night Games 76-62

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Athletics Probable Pitcher – Daulton Jefferies

  • Jefferies will get the start for the Athletics, his second of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance came in relief on Sunday when he threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the Rangers while allowing three hits.
  • This will be his first game as the moneyline favorite this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 18, 2021 at 9:07 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Angels Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 72-75
Home 37-35
Road 35-40
vs LHP (Starters) 25-23
vs RHP (Starters) 46-52
Day Games 3-2
Night Games 69-73

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics rank 16th in MLB play with 180 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
  • The Athletics are 33-19 this season in games when they put up two or more homers.
  • Oakland has hit seven home runs during the last 10 games.
  • Olson leads Oakland in home runs with 35 and runs batted in with 102.
  • Mark Canha is batting .236 with an OBP of .364 and a slugging percentage of .409 this season.

Angels Hitting Stats

  • The Angels have hit 179 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
  • They have averaged 1.4 home runs per game in their 72 home contests this season.
  • Los Angeles has 13 homers over its last 10 games.
  • Jared Walsh is batting .271 with 29 doubles, a triple, 27 home runs and 39 walks.
  • Ohtani’s 44 home runs and 94 RBI both pace his team.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Angels (+105)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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