Baseball odds preview - Oakland vs. Los Angeles
Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Oakland duelling Los Angeles on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.
Oakland puts its faith in starter Tom Milone to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-0. Getting the ball for the Angels is Joe Blanton, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 7.20 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Angels as -142 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 2 (Angels) and the No. 11 (Athletics) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 3.4 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 9.6 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
Oakland won its last outing, a 9-5 result against the Angels on April 9. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 9-5 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday at Angel Stadium behind starter Jarrod Parker.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Angels' last 18 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at LA Angels, Thursday, April 11