Moneyline favors Angels in battle with Athletics
Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
The Los Angeles Angels battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Angel Stadium.
The match puts starter Jarrod Parker for the Athletics on the hill facing C.J. Wilson for the Angels. Parker brings a 0-1 mark to the game, while Wilson is 0-0 to date on the season.
Los Angeles was a -164 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 11-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Angels in this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.1 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Oakland was a 9-3 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Oakland at -157 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Oakland hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Brett Anderson - will prevail again after their 9-3 victory against Houston at Minute Maid Park.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -134 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Angels endured a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Sunday, with Jered Weaver throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-0
After a win are 8-2
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing at home against Oakland
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Angels' last 17 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at LA Angels, Wednesday, April 10