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Los Angeles Angels take on Athletics in baseball test

Los Angeles AngelsOakland Athletics
Sep 14, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Odds

81-67TEAM RECORD67-81

The Oakland Athletics host Los Angeles on Wednesday, looking to build on their 67-81 mark against the 81-67 Angels in MLB betting action at O.co Coliseum.

It's a pitching duel between Rich Harden for the Athletics (4-2 on the year) and Jered Weaver for Los Angeles (16-7 so far).

View LA Angels vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Oakland sat as +135 underdogs. The total was set at 7.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Athletics, most recently No. 4 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Angels, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Angels defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Angels batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Los Angeles brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 7-ranked defense.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -110 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Oakland on Tuesday at O.co Coliseum behind starter Jerome Williams.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Angels at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Angels' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
LA Angels are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Oakland is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Baltimore, Friday, September 16
Oakland home to Detroit, Thursday, September 15