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Moneyline favors Athletics in battle with Angels

Los Angeles AngelsOakland Athletics
July 16, 7:35 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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The Oakland Athletics will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Los Angeles Angels invade Overstock.com Coliseum on Saturday.

Oakland sends Rich Harden out against Ervin Santana for the Angels in this game. Harden is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA on the season, while Santana is 4-8 on the year and has a 3.89 ERA.

View LA Angels vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Athletics as -105 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 7-rated Athletics and the league No. 5-ranked Angels, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Oakland and its American League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 3.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 12 lineup of the Angels at 3.8 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Athletics on July 15. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 5-3 on Friday behind a start from Brandon McCarthy at Overstock.com Coliseum.

A few Angels at Athletics trends to consider:
LA Angels14-4-1 SU in their last 19 games
LA Angels are 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games ,when playing Oakland
LA Angels are 1-7-1 SU in their last 9 games ,when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland7-1-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Oakland6-2-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing LA Angels
Oakland is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,

Next up:
LA Angels at Oakland, Sunday, July 17