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Angels visit Oakland Athletics in MLB clash

Los Angeles Angels

Oakland Athletics
73-77 September 17, 2013, 10:05 PM | O.co Coliseum 88-62

Los Angeles pays a visit to Oakland on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

The Athletics will rely on Sonny Gray to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Garrett Richards will be his counterpart for the Angels. Sonny Gray is 3-3 this season, and Garrett Richards is 7-6.

View Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Athletics and the No. 7-rated Angels in this matchup.

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 enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Monday, running up a 12-1 score against the Athletics.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 6 ranked offense (4.59 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 25 at 4.57 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 8.55 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.25 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 23-rated road mark, allowing 4.48 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

A few Angels at Athletics trends to consider:
LA Angels is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels's last 12 games
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games

Next up:
Los Angeles at Oakland, Wednesday, September 18th
Oakland at Anaheim, Wednesday, September 18th