Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The Oakland Athletics are ready to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. This interleague matchup will begin at 10:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – California is in line to showcase the game.

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (-195) is the favorite against Oakland (+182) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Athletics +1.5 runs (-120) and Dodgers +-1.5 runs (+100).

The Dodgers are 4-6 SU and 2-7 ATS. They’ve lost 6.8 units for moneyline bettors and 5.9 units against the spread (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Athletics are 4-8 SU and have gone 5-6 ATS. In total, the teams lost 4.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and 2.4 units ATS. Oakland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Dodgers games have an over/under record of 3-6 so far in 2018. The Athletics have an over/under record of 5-5-1.

The Athletics have lost 4.0 units and are 1-2 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in zero of those games, compared to two that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 4.5 units and are 1-4 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in three of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under.

Right-hander Daniel Mengden (0-2, 6.55 ERA) will get the start for the visiting Athletics. Mengden started seven games last year while finishing the season 3-2 overall with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.

The Dodgers are going with lefty Alex Wood (0-1, 1.93 ERA) as their starter. Wood recorded 151 strikeouts over 152 innings last year (with only 38 walks). Wood finished the season 16-3 overall with a 2.72 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP.

As a unit, Los Angeles pitching staff has given up 2.7 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 2.03, a WHIP of 1.06 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 3.10 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 3.3 runs per outing, including 2.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .211/.286/.322 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers batters have been led by Yasmani Grandal and Chase Utley. Grandal is slashing .321/.406/.464 with nine hits, three RBIs and four runs scored, while Utley’s line is .300/.391/.500 with six hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

In the other dugout, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.43 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 6.29 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.07, along with a WHIP of 1.29 and a K/9 of 7.16.

The Athletics offense has slashed .245/.329/.388 on its way to 3.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Oakland’s offense has been led by third baseman Matt Chapman and second baseman Jed Lowrie. Chapman is slashing .349/.429/.628 with 15 hits, eight RBIs and nine runs scored, while Lowrie is hitting .313/.377/.500 with 15 hits, two homers, seven RBIs and three runs scored.

Compared to his total season slash line of .234/.313/.472, Chapman did not do as well hitting on the road last year, putting up a slash line of .183/.273/.401 across 161 plate appearances.

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The Athletics and Dodgers did not face each other in 2017.
  • The Athletics have lost four of their last five games SU.