Betting MLB online expectations are growing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as they are looking to get back into the post season grove this year after faltering badly with the MLB lines in 2010.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will host the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night with a starting time of 10:05 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this American League West Division showdown so be sure to have your account open and ready for action.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers are Brandon McCarthy for Oakland and Tyler Chatwood for the Angels.
Oakland lost 11 of their first 21 MLB baseball wagering matchups on the season and was a break even 6-6 on the road with 8 of their 12 away games going under the total. Oakland had the top ranked pitching staff in the majors for earned run average at 2.53 but their offense ranked a poor 26th for run production.
McCarthy had a 2.10 earned run average but the offense lacked a hitter that was over .250 in batting average and Josh Willingham was the leading home run hitter with just 3 to go along with a weak .222 average.
The Angels won 12 out of their first 21 games and were a sluggish 4-5 at home with just 1 of their first 9 home games going over the total. The Angels were similar to the A’s in that they ranked 3rd in MLB for staff earned run average but were 20th for run production.
Chatwood had a record of 1-1 with the baseball odds with a 3.50 ERA. Maicer Izturis had the hot bat for the Angels as he was hitting .338 with 2 home runs, 7 doubles, and 9 runs batted in.
Heading into this series the Angels beat the A’s in 10 out of their last 16 matchups. The Angels have had great success as of late at home against the A’s with 6 consecutive wins over Oakland at the Big A heading into this series as 3 of the last 4 games in that stretch went under the betting MLB online total.