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Joel Pineiro out to silence Athletics bats in MLB contest

Oakland AthleticsLos Angeles Angels
May 26, 3:35 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

23-27TEAM RECORD26-25

The Los Angeles Angels look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Athletics arrive at Angel Stadium on Thursday.

Joel Pineiro will take the mound for Los Angeles, and he'll carry a 2-0 record into the contest. Brett Anderson gets the ball for Oakland; he's 2-4 so far this season.

View Oakland vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -110 favorites. The total was set at 7.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Angels and the American League No. 3-rated Athletics in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.2 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Angels on May 25. Bettors who backed the Angels at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Angels on Wednesday, with Trevor Cahill throwing 6 innings of 10-hit ball at Angel Stadium.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing at home against Oakland
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to Baltimore, Friday, May 27
LA Angels at Minnesota, Friday, May 27

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