Baseball Betting at Get That Bet – Angels Throw Ideal Guy at A’s as They Seek to Avoid Sweep

The Los Angeles Angels have simply been buried by horrible pitching in the last couple of games, and the result has been predictable – defeats suffered at the hands of the Oakland Athletics, who currently occupy first place in the American League West. If the Angels are going to salvage something out of this series, they will have to get a solid effort out of Jered Weaver, who takes the mound for them in a Sunday afternoon game that is scheduled to begin at 4:05 PM ET at the Coliseum in Oakland.

Sonny Gray Oakland A's 2013 MLB Playoffs

Well, the interesting thing, as many baseball bettors at Get That Bet may be aware, is that Weaver has been almost unhittable for the A’s of late. So in many ways, he is the absolute perfect man for this particular role.

The Angels had gotten to within a game and a half of Oakland in the AL West, but now they have fallen 3.5 games behind. They have a solid road record, however, at 15-12, so they shouldn’t be intimidated by the atmosphere.

Los Angeles has actually been rather consistent; they have not lost three games in a row since their opening series of the season against the Seattle Mariners. Obviously if any pitcher on the staff could be counted on to prevent the sweep here, it is Weaver, who has been one of baseball’s best pitchers over the last five weeks.

In the baseball betting odds that have been posted on this game by the people at Get That Bet USA Online Sportsbook, the Athletics are favored:

Baseball Betting Odds Courtesy Of Get That Bet USA Online Sportsbook

Oakland Athletics (Gray – R) -160

Los Angeles Angels (Weaver – R) +140

Under 7.5 Runs -115

Over 7.5 Runs -105

First of all, let’s update you on some injury information that should have an impact on this game. Mike Trout of the Angels, one of the budding superstars in the game, has been scratched from the lineup with stiffness in his upper back. That becomes something of a big blow, as Trout is on an 11-game hitting streak at the moment, batting .415 over that time. And Brandon Moss, one of Oakland’s big bats, who is currently on pace to have 132 RBIs on the season, will not be in the lineup as he nurses a calf injury. Moss had a big grand slam for Oakland on Friday but had to sit out Saturday’s game.

Baseball bettors might figure this gives the pitchers even more of an edge, in terms of looking at the total. And these are two outstanding pitchers going at it on Sunday. Sonny Gray takes the mound for Oakland, and going into his last start, he was the league’s leader in earned run average at 1.99. He got roughed up a little bit by Detroit on Tuesday, giving up four runs in six innings, so now he is second in the AL in ERA to rookie Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees.

Get That Bet customers should know that the guy who really has the credentials here, however, is Weaver, who has an 8-1 record in his last eleven starts against Oakland, with a 0.87 ERA. And he has been even more awesome in his last four games against this opponent, giving up just one run in 29 innings. However, he has not started at the Coliseum since August 2012.

Another reason Weaver might be just what the doctor ordered is the fact that the Angels, in alternate games, have seen a collapse from their starting pitcher, then their bullpen. Garrett Richards could not even get out of the first inning in Friday’s game, as he gave up five runs. Then the relief corps allowed 10 runs over a period of two innings in Saturday’s game. Weaver is 6-1 with a 2.01 ERA in his last eight starts. That absolutely gives him, and the Angels, a fighting chance as the underdog here.

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