A's send out Lester to face the Angels
The Oakland Athletics' Jon Lester will be looking to turn in a second straight strong outing against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday as those rivals hit the diamond.
Lester held the Angels to one run over seven innings in a 2-1 Oakland win in his most recent start on August 23; he's now 13-8 with a 2.53 ERA on the season. Jered Weaver (14-7, 3.72 ERA) starts for the Angels on Friday; Weaver beat the A's in his most recent start (three runs allowed over 6 2-3 innings).
Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Opening Odds and Betting Line
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Oakland Athletics listed as of -105 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.
Computer Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.5-5 win for the Athletics on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.5-5 result in favor of the Athletics today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Los Angeles (80-53) will face the 78-55 Athletics in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Oakland injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Angels rated this week at No. 10 and the Oakland Athletics sitting at No. 16.
How Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Stats Matchup
On offense, it's a battle between the Los Angeles Angels and its No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 4.69 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 lineup of the Oakland Athletics at 4.79 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.75 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Oakland lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Angels on August 28. Bettors who backed the Angels at -105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oakland lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Los Angeles at Angel Stadium.
Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds Trends
Oakland is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 13 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of LA Angels's last 15 games
LA Angels is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Oakland at Los Angeles, Saturday, August 30th