A’s vs Angels Odds, Trends, and Free Pick – May 25th, 2011 ]]> include($base_url . “/includes/header.htm”); ?>
The opening line for tonight’s Athletics vs Angels game opened up at -115 (-1.5 +206) in favor of Santana and the Angels at Bdg Sportsbook and the total was set at 6.5 o20. Here are some trends for tonight’s game:
Athletics are 6-1 in Cahills last 7 Wednesday starts.
Athletics are 9-2 in Cahills last 11 starts vs. American League West.
Athletics are 11-3 in Cahills last 14 starts during game 3 of a series.
Angels are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. American League West.
Angels are 10-4 in Santanas last 14 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
Angels are 37-18 in Santanas last 55 starts vs. American League West.
Under is 6-2-3 in Cahills last 11 starts during game 3 of a series.
Over is 6-2 in Cahills last 8 road starts.
Over is 4-1 in Santanas last 5 starts overall.
Under is 6-2-1 in Santanas last 9 starts with 4 days of rest.
Angels are 6-1 in Santanas last 7 home starts vs. Athletics.
Athletics are 6-1 in Cahills last 7 starts vs. Angels.
Home team is 8-2 in Eddings’ last 10 games behind home plate.
Home team is 4-1 in Eddings’ last 5 Wednesday games behind home plate vs. Los Angeles.
My Prediction: The A’s and Angels have split the first 2 games of their 4 game series after Oakland’s 6-1 win last night. Trevor Cahill, who is on his way to the All-Star game with the numbers he’s put up so far, starts for Oakland while the Angels counter with Ervin Santana. Despite a high ERA, Santana doesn’t walk many batters. He’s a contact pitcher and Oakland is not much of a contact team. Cahill has been fantastic against the Angels in his career allowing only 9 ER in 7 starts. Santana is coming off a shutout win against the Braves. The total is low at 6.5, but I’m still going to take the under.