MLB Matchups  >>  Oakland vs. LA Angels Preview 04/11/2013

The Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Angel Stadium.

The Athletics will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander AJ Griffin in this game. Griffin has a 1-0 record and a 3.00 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Angels will be Jason Vargas. The lefthander has a 1.59 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Angels listed as 138-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
The Athletics were a 11-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +121 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors.

Oakland has won 6 straight games.
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.

Oakland: 6-2 SU
Los Angeles: 2-5 SU

Oakland6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games
Oakland4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland8-2-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Oakland4-1-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,when playing Oakland
LA Angels are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,when playing at home against Oakland
LA Angels are 1-5-1 SU in their last 7 games ,

Oakland home to Detroit, Friday, April 12
LA Angels home to Houston, Friday, April 12