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    Shohei Ohtani’s Los Angeles Angels (69-86) are favorites (-252) against the Oakland Athletics (56-99), who are at +208, on Thursday as he tries to secure his 15th win of the season. The outing starts at 9:38 PM ET. Ohtani gets the starting nod for Los Angeles, and Cole Irvin is Oakland’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Angels vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • Game Time: 9:38 PM ET
    • Location: Anaheim, California
    • Stadium: Angel Stadium
    Angels vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Angels -252 7

    Angels Stats & Trends

    Angels Batting

    • The Angels average 1.2 home runs per game to rank 11th in baseball with 183 total home runs .
    • The Angels’ .231 batting average ranks 24th in the majors.
    • The Angels rank 26th in the league with a .295 on-base percentage.
    • The Angels’ 9.6 strikeouts per game are the most in the league.
    • The Angels average 1.3 homers per game when playing at home this season (100 total in home outings).
    • The Angels have a .410 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages 7.9 hits per game and is batting .239 at home this season.

    Angels Key Batters

    • Ohtani leads Los Angeles in slugging percentage (.530) and total hits (152) this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Ohtani ranks 39th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 26th, and he is eighth in slugging.
    • Ohtani will look for his 14th straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last 10 games he is hitting .368 with three doubles, a walk and four RBI.
    • Mike Trout is batting .275 with 24 doubles, two triples, 38 home runs and 50 walks.
    • Taylor Ward leads Los Angeles with an OBP of .359 this season while batting .276 with 59 walks and 69 runs scored.
    • Ward heads into this matchup with three games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .368 with a double, three home runs, two walks and three RBI.
    • Luis Rengifo has 15 home runs, 50 RBI and a batting average of .272 this season.
    • Rengifo has safely hit in four games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .200 with three RBI.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics’ 131 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.
    • The Athletics rank last in MLB with a team batting average of just .217.
    • The Athletics have an OBP of just .282 this season, which ranks last in MLB.
    • The Athletics rank 18th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.6 whiffs per contest.
    • In 77 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 79 homers, an average of 1 per contest.
    • They are slugging .368 in 77 road games this season.
    • In 77 road games this season, they have a batting average of .226 while averaging 7.6 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Sean Murphy has put up a team-best OBP (.332) and slugging percentage (.433).
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Murphy’s batting average puts him 80th, his on-base percentage ranks 58th, and he is 65th in slugging.
    • Tony Kemp has 23 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 43 walks while batting .234.
    • Kemp ranks 113th in batting average, 108th in on-base percentage and 129th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Seth Brown is leading the Athletics with 110 hits.
    • Chad Pinder is hitting .230 with 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 14 walks.

    Angels vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Ohtani Irvin
    0 GS 28
    14-8 W-L 9-12
    2.47 ERA 4.11
    153.0 IP 171.0
    42 BB 35
    203 SO 117

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