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Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

Oakland AthleticsLos Angeles Angels
Sep 25, 3:35 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

71-87TEAM RECORD86-72

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Oakland duelling Los Angeles on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Rich Harden gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 4-4 on the season. The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Joel Pineiro, who will be looking to improve on his 7-7 mark.

View Oakland vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Angels in this one will find them as -145 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Angels sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 4 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

In their last action, Oakland was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 4-2 on Saturday behind a start from Jerome Williams at Angel Stadium.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games at home
LA Angels are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games at home
LA Angels are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels' last 11 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Seattle, Monday, September 26
LA Angels home to Texas, Monday, September 26

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