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Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

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May 14, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

18-17TEAM RECORD15-20

The Los Angeles Angels host Oakland on Monday, looking to build on their 15-20 mark against the 18-17 Athletics in MLB betting action at Angel Stadium.

Tyson Ross, with a record of 1-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Angels trot Dan Haren to the mound in this one. He is 1-3 so far in 2012.

View Oakland vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Angels as -185 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Angels - Athletics odds would favor the Angels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 13 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 14 in the American League at 7.4 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

The Athletics were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -163 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday behind a start from Justin Verlander at O.co Coliseum.

The Angels were a 13-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -129 on the moneyline, while the total score (19) was good news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 13-6 on Sunday behind a start from Neftali Feliz at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Oakland at LA Angels, Tuesday, May 15

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