Jason Vargas vs AJ Griffin matchup featured in MLB action
Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at O.co Coliseum on Wednesday as host Oakland battles the Los Angeles Angels in baseball odds action.
The Athletics will rely on AJ Griffin to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Vargas will be his counterpart for the Angels. AJ Griffin is 14-9 this season, and Jason Vargas is 8-7.
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Oakland sat as -157 favorites earlier in the day at $BODOG-LINK$. The total was set at 8, according to $5DIMES-LINK$.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Athletics) and the No. 9 (Angels) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Angels defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Angels batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).
Oakland owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' American League No. 11-rated defense.
The Angels were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 2-1 loss against Oakland on Tuesday, as Garrett Richards wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Angels at Athletics trends to consider:
LA Angels are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
LA Angels are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Oakland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
LA Angels home to Seattle, Friday, September 20
Oakland home to Minnesota, Thursday, September 19