Baseball odds preview - Oakland vs. Los Angeles
Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
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).
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.
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.
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
Oakland at LA Angels, Sunday, July 21