Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics - 10/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (58-102) vs Los Angeles Angels (73-87)
Game Info: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
Ken Waldichuk (1-2) (6.18) vs Shohei Ohtani (15-8) (2.35)
Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +216 / Los Angeles Angels -240 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Oakland Coliseum.
Oakland overall this season has really struggled with the offense and they are averaging only 3.52 runs per game which is 29th in the league. The pitching hasn’t been much better and is ranked 24th in the league. Seth Brown has had a nice season hitting 25 home runs and driving in 72 RBIs.
The Angels had high expectations heading into this season but they haven’t lived up to those. Even with the star power on this offense, the Angels are averaging only 3.88 runs per game which is 25th in the league. Mike Trout has missed a big part of the season but has still hit 39 home runs and 79 RBIs.
On the mound for the Angels will be Shohei Ohtani and he sits with a 15-8 record and an ERA of 2.35. In his last start he went eight innings giving up two hits and zero runs. The Angels have won his last six starts.
On the mound for the A’s will be Ken Waldichuk and he sits with an 1-2 record and an ERA of 6.18. In his last start against Seattle, he went five innings giving up three hits and one run. If the A's want a chance to get the job done in this game, they are going to need a near perfect start here.
The Angels are 6-0 in Ohtani’s last six starts. The A’s are 1-5 in Waldichuk’s last six starts. The under is 4-0-1 in Ohtani’s last five starts. The under is 4-0 in the A’s last four games against a right-handed starter.
The Angels are big favorites and even though they should win, it’s too big of line to lay with them. Ohtani has been so dominant coming into this game and in his last start he gave up zero runs. Waldichuk in his last start gave up only one run and he’s going to do enough to slow down the Angels and keep this game lower scoring. Back the under to cash.