(MLB) Oakland vs. LA Angels, 07/31/2021 4:05 PM, Score: 0 - 1
Money Line: -145.00 Oakland (Away)
Result: Loss
This is an 8* on OAKLAND

The A’s look to make it three straight wins over the Angels and four straight wins overall this afternoon in Anaheim. The first two wins of this series have both been shutouts, 4-0 and then 2-0. With the Wild Card race tightening, winning these games is very important for Oakland. They have a 2.5 game lead over Seattle, who is playing last place Texas this weekend. Following yesterday’s win, Oakland is now 7-1 off a shutout victory in 2021. Injuries have really decimated the Angels lineup to the point that it’s now pretty easy to pitch around Shohei Ohtani. Cole Irvin will be looking to lead a third straight shutout win today. He didn’t allow any runs the last time he faced Los Angeles in a seven inning effort. That was earlier this month. The A’s bullpen did give up a run in that game, but the team still won 4-1. Since then, A’s pitching has a 27-inning scoreless streak against the Angels. Head to head this season, Oakland is 11-3 vs. their division rival. Jaime Barria is making just his second start of the year for the Angels today. Given how ineffective his teammates have been against Oakland in ‘21, Barria will need to be near perfect to get the win here. We don’t think he’s capable of getting the job done. Oakland is 14-4 as a road favorite of -125 to -175. Play on OAKLAND