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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

The division rival Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at O.co Coliseum.

Lefthander C.J. Wilson will take the mound for the Angels to start this game. Wilson is 10-6 this season with a 3.15 ERA.

Wilson's opponent in this one will be Daniel Straily. The Athletics righthander has a 4.14 ERA to go along with a 6-3 record this season.

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.

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.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 47-52 SU
Oakland: 59-42 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's 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's 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

Next up:
Oakland home to LA Angels, Friday, July 26