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Ervin Santana out to silence Athletics bats in MLB contest

Oakland AthleticsLos Angeles Angels
May 25, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Oakland battle on Wednesday at Angel Stadium as the Angels try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Angels, Ervin Santana gets the ball, charged with keeping the Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Trevor Cahill, 6-1 on the year.

View Oakland vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -120 favorites. The total was set at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Angels at No. 7 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Angels have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.2 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.3 runs per game.

The Athletics were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +183 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Dan Haren and the Angels 6-1 on Tuesday at Angel Stadium.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 2-8
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
Oakland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Oakland is 2-9 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
LA Angels are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 9 games at home
LA Angels are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games

Next up:
Oakland at LA Angels, Thursday, May 26

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