Online MLB Betting Battle of A’sPosted by: Mike Davis
Monday’s online MLB betting action gave way to some pretty intense blowouts. First the Yankees, who had just gotten done with an 18-inning match the night before, decided that they were done with extra innings and delivered a defiant 10-4 whooping to the Cincinnati Reds. Later on in the evening, the Los Angeles Dodgers gave an even more fantastic beatdown to the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-12. The Pirates have been down on their luck lately and it seems like they’ll be getting their rear-ends handed to them quite often this season.
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Tuesday’s online MLB betting action will bring with it plenty of matchups for bettors to choose from. There will be a total of 16 games to choose from, with the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies kicking the action off early this afternoon. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers will close out Tuesday’s action with their late-night contest. With so many games to choose from in between, bettors are bound to find a suitable betting line. One contest worth looking over is the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and their California rival, the Oakland Athletics.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics – Game 2 – Tuesday, May 9th
When: 10:05 pm ET
Where: Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland
TV: MLB TV, Local Broadcasts
Series: Three Game Series, Athletics Lead 1-0
Baseball Betting Odds:
Los Angeles Angels +1 ½ (-185) 8 ½ (-110) +115
Oakland Athletics -1 ½ (+160) 8 ½ (-110) -125
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels are hoping to turn things around in 2017 after having a rather lackluster season last year. Overall, the Angels finished with a 74-88 record that gave way to a 4th place finish in the AL West and kept them out of the playoffs for the second straight year. Los Angeles is hoping to put an end to that drought this year.
The Angels haven’t gotten off to the worst of starts, but they’re currently far from being impressive. As things currently stand, the Angels rank second in the Al West, thanks to their 16-18 record that ranks them 5 games behind division-leading Houston.
Tuesday night, Los Angeles will be sending Alex Meyer to the mound. Meyer is 0-1 on the season behind a very disappointing 9.39 ERA. Accounting for that starter, it would be ill-advised to pick the Angles over the A’s.
The Athletics are also coming off an extremely disappointing season, albeit a 69-93 one. Oakland finished dead last in the AL West and obviously missed out on the postseason, the second year in a row that they’ve done so.
Interestingly enough, the Athletics have struggled more than the Angels. Oakland currently owns a 15-17 record that ties them for third-place in the AL West with the Seattle Mariners. The Athletics own a 2-game lead over last place Texas, and are 1-game behind Los Angeles.
The A’s will be sending Jharel Cotton to the mound Tuesday night. Cotton is 3-3 on the season and owns a 4.64 ERA.