Oakland Athletics host Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball action
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland Athletics Odds
The Athletics will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Thursday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers visit in inter-league play at O.co Coliseum.
Travis Blackley gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 1-2 mark. In the other dugout, Clayton Kershaw brings a 5-3 ledger to the game for the Dodgers as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.
Oakland opened as +135 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked Athletics and the National League No. 1-rated Dodgers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.6 per game. By contrast, the Dodgers are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.6 per game.
Oakland owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 2-rated defense.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Athletics on June 20. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 4-1 on Wednesday behind a start from Tom Milone at O.co Coliseum.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Dodgers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games
LA Dodgers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Oakland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Oakland is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers at LA Angels, Friday, June 22
Oakland home to San Francisco, Friday, June 22