American League West Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics

Betting On Oakland Athletics Baseball

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

The Angels will trot C.J. Wilson out to the mound in this one. lefthander Wilson has a 10-9 record and a 3.86 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Tom Milone who starts for the Athletics. Lefthander Milone is 11-9 with a 3.73 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Angels listed as 111-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 9 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 71-63 SU
Oakland: 76-57 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels’s last 10 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels’s 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:
Oakland home to LA Angels, Tuesday, September 4

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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