Moneyline favors Athletics in battle with Angels
Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at O.co Coliseum on Thursday as host Oakland battles the Los Angeles Angels in baseball odds action.
The Athletics will turn to Daniel Straily and his 6-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Angels send C.J. Wilson (10-6) to the hill.
Bettors looking to back visiting Los Angeles before the first pitch in this match found them as +-115-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Athletics) and the No. 9 (Angels) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 8 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -230 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jered Weaver chucked 8 shutout innings at the Twins in their last game, striking out 9 in a 1-0 win against Minnesota in baseball action at Angel Stadium.
Oakland won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Astros on July 24. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park behind starter A.J. Griffin.
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Angels at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing on the road against Oakland
LA Angels are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland's last 12 games
Oakland is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing at home against LA Angels
LA Angels at Oakland, Friday, July 26