4* MLB Blowout
Oakland vs. LA Angels,
04/19/2012 22:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 2
Point Spread: -1½/+110 LA Angels
4* MLB Blowout on Angels -1.5 +110
The Halos have the edge on the mound with the southpaw Wilson, who is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA. Those 2 wins have come by margins of 4 and 6 runs. Wilson is also 4-2 (6-2 on the ML) with an ERA of 2.85 in 8 career starts versus the A's. He's 4-0 on the ML in his last 4 starts versus Oakland with 3 of those wins coming by 3 runs or more.
The A's have struggled against lefty starters this season, hitting just .180 against them and averaging only 3.0 runs. The Angels, meanwhile, will welcome Oakland lefty Milone to the mound. That's because they are batting .306 and averaging 5.7 runs versus lefty starters this season.
The Angels are 19-6 since the start of the 2010 season after scoring 1 run or less in a loss to a division rival. They have bounced back to win by an average of 2.1 runs in this situation. Given the advantage at the mound and the plate, I like the Angels bigger than that here. Take LAA on the run line.