MLB Preview: Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels

by Dirty on April 25, 2011

LA Angels Betting The Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Angel Stadium.

Gio Gonzalez will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Lefthander Gonzalez is 2-1 this season with a 1.80 ERA.

Starting this game for the Angels will be Jered Weaver. The righthander has a 1.23 ERA to go along with a 5-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Angels listed as 149-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

Oakland won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Mariners on April 24. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Angels were a 7-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 11-11 SU
Los Angeles: 12-10 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

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

A few trends to consider:
Oakland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland’s last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels’s last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
LA Angels home to Oakland, Tuesday, April 26

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