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Athletics face Los Angeles Angels: MLB odds preview and stats

Oakland Athletics

Los Angeles Angels
94-64 September 25, 2013, 03:35 PM | Angel Stadium 77-80

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and Oakland on Wednesday, with the host Angels trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Angels will turn to Jered Weaver and his 10-8 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Daniel Straily (10-7) to the hill.

View Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Angels as -143 Favorite on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Angels at No. 7 and the Athletics at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Angels on September 24. Bettors who backed the Angels at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Los Angeles staff and losing 3-0 to the Angels on Tuesday at Angel Stadium.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Los Angeles and its No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.56 runs per nine innings, against the No. 4 lineup of the Athletics at 4.71 runs per outing.

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.04 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 4.36 runs per game.

A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 13 games on the road
LA Angels is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
LA Angels is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Seattle, Friday, September 27th
Los Angeles at Texas, Thursday, September 26th