AL West Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

by Dirty on September 12, 2011

Athletics MLB Baseball Betting The Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland Athletics will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Coliseum.

Righthander Joel Pineiro will take the mound for the Angels to start this game. Pineiro is 6-6 this season with a 5.08 ERA.

The Athletics will counter Pineiro with Gio Gonzalez. Lefthander Gonzalez has a 3.43 ERA to go along with a 12-12 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

Los Angeles was a 6-5 loser in its last match at home against the Yankees. They lost as -110 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Athletics were an 8-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -255 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 80-66 SU
Oakland: 66-80 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels’s last 9 games on the road
LA Angels are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Oakland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Oakland’s last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games

Next up:
Oakland home to LA Angels, Tuesday, September 13

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