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Baseball odds preview - Oakland vs. Los Angeles

Oakland AthleticsLos Angeles Angels
July 20, 9:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

56-40TEAM RECORD45-49

The Los Angeles Angels will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Oakland Athletics invade Angel Stadium on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between C.J. Wilson for the Angels (9-6 on the year) and Daniel Straily for Oakland (6-2 so far).

View Oakland vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Angels as -136 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 9-rated Angels and the league No. 6-ranked Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 13 in the American League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Oakland brings the American League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Angels' league No. 13-ranked defense.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -131 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Los Angeles on Friday at Angel Stadium.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 10-0
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 0-10
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing Oakland
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Angels are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels' last 12 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at LA Angels, Sunday, July 21