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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland Athletics meet at O.co Coliseum.
The Angels will trot Garrett Richards out to the mound in this one. Righthander Richards has a 6-4 record and a 3.81 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Athletics will be Sonny Gray. The righthander has a 2.86 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 12-1 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at +126 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Los Angeles has won 3 straight games.
Los Angeles: 73-77 SU
Oakland: 88-62 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels's last 8 games when playing on the road against Oakland
LA Angels are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
LA Angels are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Oakland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Oakland home to LA Angels, Wednesday, September 18