Athletics Vs Angels: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 23, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 23, 2021

The Oakland Athletics (28-19), led by Seth Brown on a two-game home run streak, are -112 favorites on the moneyline to defeat the Los Angeles Angels (19-27). First pitch is at 4:07 PM ET on Sunday, live from Angel Stadium and airing on BSW. Sean Manaea starts for Oakland while Dylan Bundy is Los Angeles’ starter for the contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 23, 2021, 2:00 AM 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

  • The Athletics have won 15, or 65.2%, of the 23 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Oakland has entered 21 games this season favored by -112 or more and is 14-7 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Athletics, based on the moneyline, is 50.7%.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Athletics and their opponents are 6-3-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

Athletics Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 4.7
HR 20
ERA 4.70
K/9 7.2

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Angels Betting Insights

  • The Angels have been chosen as underdogs in 18 games this year and have walked away with the win eight times (44.4%) in those games.
  • This season, Los Angeles has come away with a win seven times in 17 chances when named as an underdog of at least -106 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Angels have an implied victory probability of 49.3% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Angels and their opponents have combined to clear the total six times.

Angels Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 3.9
HR 12
ERA 5.46
K/9 8.1

Angels Probable Pitcher – Dylan Bundy

  • Bundy gets the start for the Angels, his ninth of the season. He is 0-5 with a 6.02 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, May 15 against the Red Sox, when he threw four innings, allowing seven earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • Over eight games this season, the 28-year-old has put up a 6.02 ERA and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .254 to his opponents.
  • Bundy will look to pick up his seventh outing of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 5.2 innings per appearance.
  • The Angels have been the underdog on the moneyline in three of Bundy’s starts this season, and they went 2-1 in those matchups.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 28-19
Home 14-13
Road 14-6
vs LHP (Starters) 13-6
vs RHP (Starters) 15-13
Day Games 1-0
Night Games 27-19

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Athletics Probable Pitcher – Sean Manaea

  • The Athletics will hand the ball to Manaea (3-2) for his 10th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up three earned runs in six innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Astros.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 29-year-old is not in the top 20 in BB/9 and strikeouts.
  • Manaea has seven starts of five or more innings this season in nine chances. He averages 5.2 innings per outing.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the favorite on the moneyline, they have a record of 4-1.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Angels Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 19-27
Home 10-14
Road 9-13
vs LHP (Starters) 4-7
vs RHP (Starters) 15-20
Day Games 0-1
Night Games 19-26

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics average 1.4 home runs per game to rank second in MLB action with 66 total home runs.
  • The Athletics average 1.5 home runs per game when playing on the road this season (29 total in road outings).
  • Oakland has hit 20 home runs during the last 10 games.
  • Matt Olson leads Oakland in home runs (11) and runs batted in (27) this season while batting .260.
  • Ramon Laureano is slugging .533 this season, with a team-best 11 homers while driving in 21 runs.

Angels Hitting Stats

  • The Angels rank ninth in Major League Baseball with 59 home runs.
  • They have won nine of the 15 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Los Angeles has hit 12 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • Jared Walsh leads the Angels with a .318 batting average.
  • Shohei Ohtani has hit 14 home runs with 34 runs batted in. Both are team-highs.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Angels (-106)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

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

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