Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
The Angels get a visit from the Oakland Athletics in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Dan Haren will take the mound for Los Angeles, and he'll carry a 10-10 record into the contest. Jarrod Parker gets the ball for Oakland; he's 9-8 so far this season.
Baseball odds makers opened the Angels as -160 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Angels rated this week at No. 5 and the Athletics sitting at No. 10.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 12 in the American League at 8 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 2 ranking in that category.
Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.
Oakland won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Mariners on September 9. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Tom Milone struck out 10 batters in 4-2 victory on Sunday at Safeco Field.
The Angels were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -154 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Detroit on Sunday at Angel Stadium behind starter Zack Greinke.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Oakland is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
LA Angels are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at LA Angels, Tuesday, September 11