The Oakland Athletics will finish off their AL West division series against the LA Angels in a Major League Baseball game set for Wednesday afternoon. The Athletics and Angels will get things started from Anaheim at 3:35PM Eastern Time and the MLB Extra Innings channel will provide the live TV broadcast. Check out the MLB odds right now at Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this Major League Baseball contest have the home side LA Angels favored by -115 odds with the return on the road underdog Oakland Athletics lined at +105 odds. The run total is lined at 7 ½ runs with under the total favored at -125 odds and over the total returning +105 odds. Those who play on the LA Angels on the run line and lay the -1 ½ runs will get back +175 odds. Bettors who chose the +1 ½ run head start with the Oakland Athletics will have to lay -210 odds for their run line wager.
A check of the standings here in the final week of the regular season and we find the Oakland Athletics the champions of the AL West division with a record of 94-64. They team is 52-29 playing at home and 42-35 on the highway. With just four games remaining on the regular season schedule the Athletics sit one game behind the Boston Red Sox for home field advantage throughout the American League playoffs. Should the Athletics finish behind the Red Sox they will play the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS. But should they finish ahead of Boston they will face the wildcard playoff entrant. It has been a bad year for the LA Angels as they host the Oakland Athletics with a 77-80 record and an embarrassing 16 ½ games behind the Athletics in the standings. A better than .500 record is still possible should the Angels win their next five games to close the year at 82-80. After this game with Oakland they must travel into Texas for a four game series to close out the season. Problem for LA is the fact the Rangers are battling for a wildcard playoff spot. Two pitchers in good form meet today as the Athletics send right hander Daniel Straily to the hill to face Angels right hander Jered Weaver who could be possibly starting his final game of the 2013 season.
With our free MLB pick for Friday we will play on the Oakland Athletics and LA Angels to play under the total of 7 ½ runs at the online sports books.