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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels will meet on the field at Angel Stadium on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander AJ Griffin will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Griffin is 8-6 this season with a 3.68 ERA.

Starting this game for the Angels will be Jered Weaver. The righthander has a 3.63 ERA to go along with a 3-5 record this season.

Oakland was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Red Sox. They won as -154 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Mariners on July 14. Bettors who backed the Mariners at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 56-39 SU
Los Angeles: 44-49 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 10-0
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 1-9
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Oakland is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Oakland is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing Oakland
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games

Next up:
LA Angels home to Oakland, Saturday, July 20