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MLB betting line favors Angels over Athletics

Oakland AthleticsLos Angeles Angels
July 19, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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

Jered Weaver gets the call for the Los Angeles Angels and he will try to build on a 3-5 mark. In the other dugout, AJ Griffin brings a 8-6 ledger to the game for the Athletics as he tries to quiet the Angels bats.

View Oakland vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Angels in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -128 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Angels at No. 9 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 6 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 13 in the American League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 1-rated defense.

Oakland was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Red Sox. They won as -154 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Oakland needed extra innings to get the job done against the Red Sox on Sunday as the Athletics defeated them 3-2 at O.co Coliseum.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Mariners on July 14. Bettors who backed the Mariners at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Angels endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Sunday, with Joe Blanton throwing 4 innings of 5-hit ball at Safeco Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 10-0
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 1-9
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
Oakland at LA Angels, Saturday, July 20