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Los Angeles Angels host Oakland Athletics in baseball action


Oakland Athletics

Los Angeles Angels
93-63 September 23, 2013, 10:05 PM | Angel Stadium 76-79



Oakland pays a visit to Los Angeles on Monday, hoping to shut down the Angels bats in baseball action at Angel Stadium.

For the Angels, Garrett Richards gets the ball, charged with keeping the Athletics hitters off the base paths. He'll face Tom Milone, 11-9 on the year.

View Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds and Stats.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Angels and the league No. 1-ranked Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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Last time out for Oakland, they were a 11-7 winner as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -257 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Cole De Vries and the Twins 11-7 on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at -102 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 3-2 on Sunday behind a start from Felix Hernandez at Angel Stadium.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Los Angeles and its No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.57 runs per nine innings, against the No. 4 lineup of the Athletics at 4.71 runs per outing.

Los Angeles owns the No. 24 defense, allowing 4.57 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 7-rated defense.

A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games on the road
LA Angels is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
LA Angels is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Angels's last 23 games at home
LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland


Next up:
Oakland at Anaheim, Tuesday, September 24th