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Philadelphia Phillies Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Oakland Athletics

Philadelphia Phillies


Oakland Athletics
Saturday, September 20, 2014 4:05 PM ET
O.co Coliseum

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Philadelphia Phillies dueling the Oakland Athletics on Saturday at O.co Coliseum.

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Jerome Williams to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-7. Getting the ball for the Oakland Athletics is Drew Pomeranz, who owns a 5-4 record on the season with a 2.53 ERA.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Oakland Athletics Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Philadelphia Phillies before the first pitch in this match found them as 185-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Oakland Athletics Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.2 win for the Phillies. A 4.1-3.2 result in favor of the Phillies is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Oakland Athletics Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

84-69 Oakland battles the Phillies, currently with a 70-84 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Philadelphia injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Oakland Athletics and the No. 10-rated Philadelphia Phillies in this matchup.

How Philadelphia Phillies vs Oakland Athletics Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Oakland Athletics No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.54 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.87 runs per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.39 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.35 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -280 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Phillies endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Friday, with David Buchanan throwing 6 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia

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