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MLB Betting Previews: Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels

The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels play the second game of a three-game series tonight, with LA besting the A’s 5-4 in the first contest. Can the struggling Athletics pick themselves up or will the Angels come out on top again? Keep reading for the full game preview. 

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Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels

  • Time: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 10:05 PM ET
  • Place: Angel Stadium

Betting Odds

  • Athletics +100
  • Angels -110
  • Total 9

Bet on the Athletics - Kendall Graveman (R)

After dropping five of their last seven games, the A’s are in need of a win. Oakland has struggled on the road and are now 2-5, having allowed 19 runs over the span of their last three games and four or more runs in five straight matches.

Khris Davis leads Oakland’s offense with 93 hits, while Danny Valencia has 38 RBI and Marcus Semien adding 22 homers. Davis struck one of the Athletics' three home runs in the loss, raising his team-leading total to 27 (matching his career high set last season). The home run was the fourth of the road trip for Davis, who has collected six RBIs during that span.

Kendall Graveman heads to the mound with a 7-7 record and a 4.15 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Graveman is 1-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Angels. Graveman had his 11-start unbeaten streak clipped on Friday when he gave up four runs - three earned - and six hits over 6 1/3 innings at Cleveland.

Bet on the Angels - Jered Weaver (R)

The Los Angeles Angels are 6-6 in their last 12 games. Los Angeles used a two-run home run by Jett Bandy and a three-run shot by Jefry Marte to improve to 3-2 on their seven-game homestand. Marte has gone 8-for-19 with six RBIs during his five-game hitting streak.

The Los Angeles Angels offense seems to pick things up in the second half, winning nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads LA with 123 hits, with Mike Trout sporting 66 RBI and Kole Calhoun putting up 10 home runs.

Jered Weaver heads to the mound tonight at 8-8 with a 5.14 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 14-11 with a 2.73 ERA and 169 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics .Weaver settled for a no-decision against Boston on Thursday after giving up just one run and six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Betting Trends

  • Oakland is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 17-5 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
  • LA Angels is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Oakland
  • LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland

Game Prediction: Los Angeles wins tonight 4-3.

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