Angels and A's open up series in Oakland
The Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray has a 2.45 ERA in his three career appearances against the Los Angeles Angels as those division rivals begin a weekend series on Friday.
Righthander Gray is 12-7 with a 2.99 ERA on the season, and in his three career appearances against the Angels he's 1-0 with that 2.45 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 14 2-3 innings. Hector Santiago will get the ball for the Angels on Friday night; Santiago is 3-7 with a 3.46 ERA so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line
Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Pick
Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 5.5-5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 74-52 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Angels sit at 76-50 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Los Angeles injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oakland Athletics rated this week at No. 17 and the Los Angeles Angels sitting at No. 12.
How Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland Athletics No. 1 ranked offense (4.83 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 at 3.93 runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Los Angeles Angels have managed so far this season (9.11 hits on average).
Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.97 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 4.98 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Los Angeles at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Matt Shoemaker chucked 7 2/3 shutout innings at the Red Sox in their last game, striking out 9 in a 2-0 win against Boston in baseball action at Fenway Park.
In their last action, Oakland was a 8-5 loser at home against the Mets. Bettors on New York at +183 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics endured a 8-5 loss at the hands of the Mets on Wednesday, with Jeff Samardzija throwing 3 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.
Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends
LA Angels is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels's last 8 games
LA Angels is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Oakland, Saturday, August 23rd