Moneyline favors Athletics in battle with Angels
Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
The Oakland Athletics will look to grab a road win when they take on the Angels in Los Angeles at Angel Stadium on Monday in baseball odds action.
Brandon McCarthy, with a record of 0-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Angels trot Jered Weaver to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2012.
The Angels were listed as +215 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 6.5 earlier on Monday.
The Angels - Athletics odds would favor the Angels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 8 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 9 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Los Angeles and its American League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 14 lineup of the Athletics at 2.8 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.
The Athletics were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland suffered a 5-3 loss against Seattle on Sunday, as Graham Godfrey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Safeco Field.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 11-5 loser on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at -177 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-5 to New York on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 18 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels' last 12 games when playing at home against Oakland
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Oakland at LA Angels, Tuesday, April 17