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Struggling Angels travel to Oakland

The Los Angeles Angels will try to start turning around their early-season struggles on Monday night as they open a three-game MLB betting series on the road against the Oakland Athletics.

The Angels were already swept by the Athletics in early April, losing all three games of that series at home by a combined score of 28-11 - in three OVER results for totals bettors. The Angels are just 4-6 overall in their last 10 against the A's.

Oakland hands the ball to starter Daniel Straily in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. Los Angeles counters with Tommy Hanson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

View LA Angels vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-115 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Athletics, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Angels, who rate an American League No. 12 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Angels rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 9 ranking in that category.

Oakland owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' American League No. 13-rated defense.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Mariners on April 28. Bettors who backed the Mariners at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles suffered a 2-1 loss against Seattle on Sunday, as Jason Vargas wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Safeco Field.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 9-8 winner as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -153 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland needed extra innings to get the job done against the Orioles on Sunday as the Athletics defeated them 9-8 at O.co Coliseum.

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

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Angels at Athletics trends to consider:
LA Angels are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Angels' last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of LA Angels' last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
Oakland is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Oakland, Tuesday, April 30