Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels Preview 7/1/2008

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels

Tuesday, 10:05 pm Eastern


SBG Global Opening Line: Angels - 110 , Total 7 Under -120

The top two teams in the American League West continue their series on Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Angels host the Oakland Athletics. The Angels are happy to be back playing American League teams after going only 10-8 against the National League. Last year the Angels were 14-4 in Interleague play but didn’t have as much success this season. The problem was that they didn’t have the DH in the National League parks. “I don’t think we have anybody on our team that’s just a true pinch-hitter that’s comfortable with the role,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said, “That’s not really what a lot of our bench is about.” SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Angels at Home.

The A’s are in second place in the AL West and one of the biggest surprises in baseball. “They’re always good,” the Angels Torii Hunter said. “It’s not a surprise. They have a ton of young talent. I saw them in Spring Training and thought they were going to be better than everyone thought.” Rich Harden gets the start for the A’s on Tuesday while Ervin Santana goes for the Angels.

Here are the MLB betting stats for Tuesday’s game. Heading into this series the Angels had won four of the seven meetings between the two teams this season. The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 road games. The Athletics are 9-19 in their last 28 vs. the American League West. The Athletics are 2-7 in their last 9 games as a road underdog.

SBG Global Current Line: Angels - 110 , Total 7 Under -120

The Athletics are 7-1 in Harden’s last 8 Tuesday starts. The Athletics are 17-4 in Harden’s last 21 starts vs. the American League West. The Athletics are 17-5 in Hardens last 22 road starts. The Athletics are 6-1 in Harden’s last 7 starts vs. the Angels.

The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. the American League West. The Angels are 18-4 in their last 22 Tuesday games. The Angels are 20-7 in Santana’s last 27 starts vs. the American League West. The Angels are 19-7 in Santana’s last 26 starts as a home favorite. The Angels are 5-1 in Santana’s last 6 home starts vs. the Athletics.

The Under is 4-0 in the Athletics last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 5-1 in the Athletics last 6 overall. The Under is 7-2 in the Athletics last 9 games as an underdog. The Over is 11-1 in Harden’s last 12 starts vs. the American League West. The Over is 7-2 in Harden’s last 9 road starts. The Over is 5-1 in Harden’s last 6 road starts vs. the Angels.

The Under is 6-2 in the Angels last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 14-5-2 in the Angels last 21 home games. The Under is 5-1 in Santana’s last 6 starts as a home favorite. The Under is 5-1 in Santana’s last 6 home starts vs. the Athletics. The Under is 28-10 in the last 38 meetings in Los Angeles between the two teams.

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