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

Where to Watch: Bally Sports West Stream the MLB Game of the Day all season on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

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.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

NFL, NCAAF, MLB Best Bets Today Picks & Predictions Thursday 9/28/23 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.