Interleague Play Preview: Oakland Athletics vs. Philadelphia Phillies

by Dirty on June 25, 2011

Betting on Phillies Baseball The Oakland Athletics and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

Trevor Cahill will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Righthander Cahill is 7-5 this season with a 3.24 ERA.

The Phillies will counter Cahill with Cole Hamels. Lefthander Hamels has a 2.51 ERA to go along with a 9-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 191-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

The Athletics were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -167 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Oakland has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 34-43 SU
Philadelphia: 48-29 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-3
After a loss are 2-8

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 4-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games
Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing Oakland
Philadelphia is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Oakland, Sunday, June 26

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