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Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Los Angeles Angels get a visit from the Oakland Athletics in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Los Angeles Angels will turn to Troy Scribner and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Oakland Athletics send Jharel Cotton (5-8) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Oakland Athletics were listed as 120 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Angels to win this game 5.8-4.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

54-55 Los Angeles battles the Athletics, currently with a 48-61 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Oakland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Los Angeles Angels and the No. 20-rated Oakland Athletics in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Los Angeles Angels No. 26-ranked scoring average of 4.23 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 24 and scoring 4.28 runs per game. The Angels have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (7.95 per nine innings).

Los Angeles owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 4.23 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 25-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 11-2 on Thursday behind a start from Ty Blach at AT&T Park.

The Angels grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jerad Eickhoff and the Phillies 5-4 on Thursday at Angel Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Angels is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • LA Angels is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Los Angeles, Saturday, August 5th