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Moneyline favors Athletics in battle with Diamondbacks

Arizona DiamondbacksOakland Athletics
July 3, 4:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Oakland Athletics Odds

45-39TEAM RECORD37-47

Arizona travels to Oakland for inter-league play on Sunday, hoping to secure a victory over the Athletics.

For the Athletics, Gio Gonzalez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Diamondbacks hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ian Kennedy, 8-2 on the year.

View Arizona vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Athletics as -120 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Athletics) and the No. 16 (Diamondbacks) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Defensively, Arizona features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Arizona won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Athletics on July 2. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at +112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Diamondbacks enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Saturday, with Joe Saunders throwing 7 innings of 8-hit ball at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Diamondbacks at Athletics trends to consider:
Arizona is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Arizona is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Arizona is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
Oakland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at Milwaukee, Monday, July 4
Oakland home to Seattle, Monday, July 4

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