It was yet another winning best bet selection here at the Sportsbook Room on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants played under the total of 7 runs. All three games went under in San Francisco in that weekend series as Pittsburgh continues to get better than average pitching performances. We got two good outings from both starting pitchers and that led to a winning play for the followers. Our top betting pick from Monday comes from Major League Baseball and the late night American League west divisional matchup between the Oakland Athletics and LA Angels. First pitch from Anaheim is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television courtesy of the MLB Package. With our MLB best pick for today we will play on the Oakland Athletics and LA Angels to play under the total of 6 ½ runs. The betting odds used for this pick were taken from Just Bet sportsbook.
The LA Angels opened up in the betting as a -215 home odds favorite with the Athletics the underdog at +185 take back. The run over under opened at 6 ½ runs. Early money has been Oakland money as the Angels has been bet down to a -185 favorite with Oakland returning +165 odds. The total has held firm and not moved off of 6 ½ runs. Those who bet the LA Angels on the run line laying -1 ½ runs will get back +131 odds. Bettors taking +1 ½ runs with the Oakland Athletics will lay -142 odds with their run line wager.
The Oakland Athletics will send righty Brandon McCarthy on the mound tonight to face the Angels. The Athletics starter has been solid this season as in three starts he sits with an ERA of 2.50 and a low WHIP of 1.28. In his lone road start this season McCarthy allowed just one earned run in seven innings of work against the Seattle Mariners. The Athletics continue to be a weak hitting club as Oakland has hit just .196 in their past seven games. The Athletics are coming off a weekend series up in Seattle where they pushed across just seven runs in their three games. The Athletics bullpen is off to a good road start as the corps enters play on Monday with an ERA of 1.50 on the highway.
The LA Angels will send ace Jered Weaver to the hill tonight. The Angels are in a bad spot as they concluded a road trip with a night game at Yankees Stadium and were forced to make the cross country trip with over a five hour plane ride home landing early Monday morning. This will impact the Angels bats tonight in a difficult travel spot. Jered Weaver pitched a gem in his home start this season allowing no earned runs in eight innings with four hits no walks and 10 strikeouts against a pretty good hitting Kansas City team in the opener 10 days ago. Weaver has allowed just five earned runs to Oakland in his past three starts working 22 innings. The Angels bullpen has pitched well at home with an ERA just over one run. This one will be a pitchers duel so bet the under tonight at the sportsbook.