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    The Los Angeles Angels (44-60) host the Oakland Athletics (40-66) at 4:07 PM ET on Thursday at Angel Stadium. The Angels are favored (-116) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Athletics (-102). Los Angeles’ Janson Junk and Oakland’s Paul Blackburn will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Angels vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 4, 2022
    • Game Time: 4:07 PM ET
    • Location: Anaheim, California
    • Stadium: Angel Stadium
    Angels vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Angels -116 8

    Angels Stats & Trends

    Angels Batting

    • The Angels rank 14th in MLB action with 112 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • The Angels have the fifth-worst batting average in the league (.229).
    • The Angels’ .300 on-base percentage is the fifth-worst in baseball.
    • Angels batters strike out 9.6 times per game, the most in baseball.
    • The Angels average 1.2 homers per home game this season (64 total at home).
    • The Angels have a .401 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 7.9 hits per game and is batting .239.

    Angels Key Batters

    • Shohei Ohtani leads Los Angeles with a slugging percentage of .491, fueled by 42 extra-base hits.
    • Ohtani is 79th in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage, and 23rd in slugging among qualifying batters in MLB.
    • Taylor Ward leads Los Angeles with an OBP of .370 this season while batting .273 with 42 walks and 48 runs scored.
    • Ward’s batting average is 45th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 17th, and his slugging percentage 43rd.
    • Jared Walsh has 83 hits this season and has a slash line of .231/.277/.401.
    • Luis Rengifo is batting .278 with a .322 OBP and 23 RBI for Los Angeles this season.
    • Rengifo has safely hit in six straight games. In his last 10 games he is hitting .375 with four doubles, a triple, three walks and eight RBI.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 91 home runs.
    • The Athletics rank last in MLB with a team batting average of just .215.
    • The Athletics are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking last with an OBP of .275.
    • The Athletics rank 17th with an average of 8.4 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1 home runs per game in their 55 road contests this season.
    • In 55 road games this season, they’re slugging .366 with 145 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .225 with 7.7 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Sean Murphy has racked up a team-best OBP (.320) and slugging percentage (.437).
    • Including all qualifying players, Murphy is 103rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 93rd and he is 64th in slugging.
    • Murphy hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .263 with a double, two home runs, a walk and five RBI.
    • Elvis Andrus has 23 doubles, seven home runs and 29 walks while hitting .240.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Andrus’ batting average puts him 111th, his on-base percentage ranks 116th, and he is 122nd in slugging.
    • Seth Brown has 73 hits, a team-best for the Athletics.
    • Ramon Laureano is batting .224 with 15 doubles, 11 home runs and 25 walks.

    Angels vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Junk Blackburn
    1 GS 20
    1-0 W-L 6-6
    0.00 ERA 4.15
    6.0 IP 106.1
    1 BB 29
    9 SO 86

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