Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels - 9/29/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (68-86) vs Oakland Athletics (56-98)
Game Info: Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
Shohei Ohtani (14-8) (2.47) vs Cole Irvin (9-12) (4.11)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -294 / Oakland Athletics +200 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Angel Stadium. The Angels have won the first two games of this series.
Oakland comes into this game with a 56-99 record overall and on Wednesday the offense again struggled scoring only one run. Oakland’s offense hasn’t been good enough this season and they are averaging 3.53 runs per game which is 29th in baseball. The offense hasn’t been great either and is ranked 24th in the league. Seth Brown has hit 25 home runs and driven in 66 RBIs.
The Angels come into this game with a 69-86 record overall and they have won two games in a row. The Angels pitching has been fine, but their offense hasn’t been good enough. The Angels are averaging 3.85 runs per game which is 25th in the league. Shohei Ohtani has hit 34 home runs and driven in 93 RBIs.
On the mound for the Angels will be Shohei Ohtani who sits with a 14-8 and an ERA of 2.47. In his last start against the Minnesota Twins, he went five innings giving up three hits and two runs.
On the mound for the A’s will be Cole Irvin who sits with a 9-12 record and an ERA of 4.11. In his last start against the New York Mets, he went 4.2 innings giving up 11 hits and seven runs.
The Angels are 5-0 in Ohtani’s last five starts. The Angels are 0-6 in their last six games on Thursday. The over is 5-0 in Irvin’s last five starts on grass. The under is 4-0 in Ohtani’s last four home starts against a team with a losing record.
The Angels have won the last five starts by Ohtani, and the A’s bats are going to really struggle here. The A’s are averaging only 3.53 runs per game and they will struggle to get to even three runs here. Look for the Angels bats to get to Cole Irvin and that will be enough for the Angels to win this game on the run line.