When the LA Angels head up to the Bay to take on the Oakland A’s after the All Star game the results of this baseball odds match up should provide a bit more clarity as to how it’s all going to shake out.
Baseball odds fans have paid particularly close attention to the Angels and the Rangers in the shootout for the lead in the AL West standings. The two teams have traded the lead back and forth and, after 82 games, were dead even with identical records of 46-36. And to the surprise of many baseball betting odds aficionados, the Seattle Mariners were only 3.5 games back at the same juncture.
The odd man out in this baseball odds pennant chase is of course the Oakland A’s. With a baseball odds record of 35-47 the team finds itself 11 games out of first and likely on the verges of dismantling the team for a run at the pennant in next year’s baseball betting odds season. If GM Billie Beane doesn’t think his team has realistic chance of making up those 11 games we could see a very different Oakland squad after the baseball odds trading deadline.
This series should be a good indicator of how the team fairs in the second half of the baseball odds season. After taking off few days to regroup and playing in front of the home fans the A’s must win this game and the baseball odds series if has any chance of competing in September.
The Angels got off to a slow start in the baseball betting odds this season but by mid point are playing very strong and well-balanced ball. At the plate Torii Hunter is having a break out year and the team’s strength –pitching- has been as dominant as ever. The Angels are 6-4 over their past ten baseball odds contests and a respectable 22-19. One thing to consider though is that the Angels are just 11-15 against their AL West baseball odds rivals. The team has also had some trouble with the A’s this year.
The A’s can and should win this game no matter what the baseball odds at your online sportsbook might say. The team’s starting rotation has been shaky, but look for it to improve during the second half of the season. If it doesn’t, it could very easily be shipped off to other teams.