Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Preview 5/1/08
MLB Betting Preview
Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels
Thursday, 10:05 pm Eastern
SBG Global Opening Line: Angels – 115, Total 9.5 Under – 120
First place will be on the line in the American League West on Thursday night as the Oakland A’s and Los Angeles Angels conclude their four game series. It will be Justin Duchscherer facing Dustin Mosely. Duchscherer pitched well on Saturday in his last outing going five innings against Seattle. It was his first start off the DL. Thursday’s start against the Angels will be his first one after 22 relief appearances against them. He is 5-0 in his career against the Angels with a 1.21 ERA. Moseley pitched well in his last outing on Saturday against Detroit holding the Tigers to three runs on six hits. He is 1-0 in his career against the Athletics but his ERA against them is 8.00 in four appearances covering 18 innings. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Angels at Home .
Oakland has been one of the big surprises in baseball this season and now they have Frank Thomas in their lineup. He was acquired from the Blue Jays and is already making an impact with the A’s.
SBG Global Current Line: Angels – 110, Total 9.5 Under – 120
Here are the MLB betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games. The Athletics are 8-3 in their last 11 games on grass. The Athletics are 9-4 in their last 13 road games.
The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games. The Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. the American League West. The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Angels are 3-7 in Moseley’s last 10 starts. The Angels are 1-4 in Moseley’s last 5 starts vs. the American League West.
The Over is 5-1-1 in the Athletics last 7 Thursday games. The Under is 7-2-1 in the Athletics last 10 vs. the American League West. The Under is 6-2 in the Athletics last 8 road games. The Over is 4-0 in Duchscherer’s last 4 starts overall.
The Under is 5-1-1 in the Angels last 7 home games. The Under is 8-3-2 in the Angels last 13 overall. The Over is 5-1 in Moseley’s last 6 home starts. The Over is 7-3-1 in Moseley’s last 11 starts overall. The Under is 27-9 in the last 36 meetings in Los Angeles between the two teams.
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