MLB Picks: Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels

Jeff GrantContributor IApril 14, 2014

MLB Picks: Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels

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    The Los Angeles Angels have hit a league-leading 20 home runs this season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday night. They prepare to take on the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Angels are plus-104 home underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at eight in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League West matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Oakland Athletics

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    The Athletics have won six of their last seven games, including a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners as minus-140 road favorites Sunday.

    Athletics starting pitcher Jesse Chavez is 1-2 with a 7.56 ERA in eight career appearances vs. the Los Angeles Angels. 

Los Angeles Angels

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    The Angels have won three of their last four games, including a 14-2 blowout victory over the New York Mets as minus-147 home favorites Sunday.

    Angels left-hander Hector Santiago has compiled a 0-2 record and 7.71 ERA in his first two outings of the 2014 campaign. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Angels as one of their MLB picks, as they've won four of their last five games versus right-handed starters.

    Pick: Los Angeles Angels +104

     

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