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Athletics visit Los Angeles Angels in MLB clash

Oakland AthleticsLos Angeles Angels
April 25, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

11-11TEAM RECORD12-10

The visiting Athletics hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Angel Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels.

It's a pitching duel between Jered Weaver for the Angels (5-0 on the year) and Gio Gonzalez for Oakland (2-1 so far).

View Oakland vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Angels as -165 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting started to move the line.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' American League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Angels have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

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

Oakland won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Mariners on April 24. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Mariners on Sunday, with Brett Anderson throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Safeco Field.

The Angels were a 7-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Angels were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Boston staff and losing 7-0 to the Red Sox on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at LA Angels, Tuesday, April 26