At 162 games, the MLB season is a grind unlike that seen in any other professional sport, outside of perhaps hockey. When you play that many games, there are going to be good periods and bad, stretches of games where you can’t do anything right followed by a period of time where every game ends in a W. It’s all about staying close to the playoff race throughout, all in hopes that your best run of form will come in the waning weeks of the season. It is a plan that the Oakland A’s have executed to near perfection, as there are few teams in the league hotter than they are as we approach the stretch. The A’s are right in amongst the pack in the playoff race, and while the division looks like a longshot, the Wild Card is very much still up for grabs. At this point, the LA Angels are essentially in as the role of spoiler, as their hopes of getting into the postseason fall somewhere between slim and none. Can the A’s keep the magic coming in this 3-game weekend MLB Series?

MLB Series Oakland As Vs Los Angeles Angels, Betting Analysis 1

Game 1

🏆: Oakland A’s Vs Los Angeles Angels
⚾: Brett Anderson (L) vs Felix Pena (R)
🏟️: Angel Stadium of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
⏰: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 10:07p ET
📺: FSW
🎰: Oakland Athletics -1½ +140 | -110 | O 8½ -120

Game 2

🏆: Oakland A’s Vs Los Angeles Angels
⚾: Edwin Jackson (R) vs Tyler Skaggs (L)
🏟️: Angel Stadium of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
⏰: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 9:07p ET
📺: FSW
🎰: TBA

Game 3

🏆: Oakland A’s Vs Los Angeles Angels
⚾: Trevor Cahill (R) vs Undecided
🏟️: Angel Stadium of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
⏰: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 4:07p ET
📺: FSW
🎰: TBA

 

MLB SeriesFrom out of nowhere, the Oakland A’s have emerged to challenge for a spot in the playoffs. They have probably left their run a little too late to catch the Astros, who have a 5-game lead, in the West, but they are certainly among the favorites to make the Wild Card. It has been a spectacular second half for Oakland, who have gone 13-5 in 18 games. At the start of this un, they were winning games in exciting style, with come from behind wins the order of the day. When they lost 3 in a row to the Rockies a couple of weeks back, people though the bubble had perhaps burst, but the A’s have gone 7-1 since losing that series. The Angels have proven to be a bit of a bogey team for Oakland, though, as they are just 4-6 in their 10 previous meetings this season, giving up an average of more than 6 RPG to the Angels.

MLB Series Oakland As Vs Los Angeles Angels, Betting Analysis 2

MLB SeriesThis season could very well prove to be the end of an era for the Angels, as it’s expected than manager Mike Scioscia will not be returning after the end of this season. It may well be time for a change, as the Angels are once again underwhelming and flirting with another .500 season. They were actually below that mark before their series with the Detroit Tigers, but a sweep there got them back to 58-58 on the season. While certainly not a glittering record, the Angels have been better at home than away, going 4 games over .500 in their own building, which includes a series win the last time the A’s came to town. This is a different team to the one that they faced then, though, which means we may see the Angels slip back below .500 after this series.

MLB Series Oakland As Vs Los Angeles Angels, Betting Analysis 3

MLB SeriesIt is very hard to bet against the Oakland A’s right now, and I will absolutely not be doing that this weekend. The A’s should keep their positive run going by taking at least 2 of 3 form the Angels.

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