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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland Athletics meet at O.co Coliseum.
The Angels will trot Jerome Williams out to the mound in this one. Righthander Williams has a 4-6 record and a 5.58 ERA this season.
The Athletics will counter Williams with Bartolo Colon. Righthander Colon has a 2.52 ERA to go along with a 13-3 record this season.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -102 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Los Angeles has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles: 48-52 SU
Oakland: 59-43 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels's last 9 games
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Oakland is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Oakland home to LA Angels, Saturday, July 27