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Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Los Angeles Angels pay a visit to Oakland on Friday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball betting action at O.co Coliseum.

The match puts starter Matt Shoemaker for the Los Angeles Angels on the hill facing Sonny Gray for the Oakland Athletics. Shoemaker brings a 4-5 mark to the game, while Gray is 8-3 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Oakland Athletics in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -158 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Athletics to win this game 5.3-3.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

29-40 Oakland battles the Angels, currently with a 34-33 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Oakland Athletics and the No. 6-rated Los Angeles Angels in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.42 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Angels offense rated No. 21 and scoring 3.94 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.96 hits per game to date this season, more than the Angels hitters have managed (7.97 per nine innings).

Oakland owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 4.42 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 9-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Diamondbacks, a 7-1 final on Thursday in support of C.J. Wilson at Chase Field.

Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to San Diego on Thursday at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Oakland, Saturday, June 20th