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Tom Milone faces C.J. Wilson in MLB odds action

Los Angeles AngelsOakland Athletics
Sep 3, 4:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Odds

71-63TEAM RECORD76-57

Los Angeles pays a visit to Oakland on Monday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Los Angeles puts its faith in starter C.J. Wilson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 10-9. Getting the ball for the Athletics is Tom Milone, who owns a 11-9 record on the season with a 3.73 ERA.

View LA Angels vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as -110 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Athletics and the league No. 6-ranked Angels, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.4 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Mariners on September 2. Bettors who backed the Mariners at +172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Angels endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Sunday, with Jered Weaver throwing 5 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Safeco Field.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Red Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -179 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Athletics enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Sunday, with Brett Anderson throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Angels at Athletics trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels' last 10 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
LA Angels are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Oakland, Tuesday, September 4