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Athletics open as moneyline underdog vs Phillies

Oakland AthleticsPhiladelphia Phillies
June 25, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Oakland Athletics vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

34-43TEAM RECORD48-29

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Saturday as the Athletics of Oakland swing away against the Phillies of Philadelphia.

Trevor Cahill gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 7-5 on the season. The Phillies, meanwhile, will counter with Cole Hamels, who will be looking to improve on his 9-3 mark.

View Oakland vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as -205 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Athletics taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Phillies in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 13 in the same category at 7.9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

The Athletics were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -167 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Athletics were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Philadelphia staff and losing 1-0 to the Phillies on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-3
After a loss are 2-8

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 4-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Athletics at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Oakland
Philadelphia is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games

Next up:
Oakland at Philadelphia, Sunday, June 26