MLB Betting Odds Preview on Oakland A’s at LA Dodgers
There are going to be a lot of players making moves to new teams at the trade deadline, but it will be pitchers who are in the highest demand. Now that Johnny Cueto has made the move to the Royals, the available talent pool at that position just got a little thinner. There are still plenty of quality arms out there, though, and the LA Dodgers are expected to be one of the teams doing the shopping. They will welcome in the Oakland A’s for a 2-game MLB betting series starting on Tuesday night.
In Depth Look at the MLB Betting Odds Preview on Oakland A’s at LA Dodgers & Game Info
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 28th, 10:10 PM
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
TV: CSNCA, MLBN
Radio: 95.7 FM The Game
Opening Line: LA Dodgers -119
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) July 26, 2015
Given the performances of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke this season, it may seem odd that the Dodgers (56-44) would be looking for another arm. You have to take a closer look at their pitching situation to see that they definitely need some help at the position. The Dodgers have used 14 different starters to this point in the season, which is a clear sign that they are less than pleased with their options beyond their two top guys. If the Dodgers are to win the division and make the World Series, they are going to add at least one more good arm to their starting rotation. Cole Hamels would appear to be the best bet, but there is going to be a ton of competition to get his signature. Brett Anderson (5-5, 3.30 ERA) will get the ball on Tuesday. Anderson has now gone three straight games without picking up a win.
The Oakland A’s (44-56) are as good as done this season, and the only moves they are likely to be making at the trade deadline will be to ship some guys out. They are coming into this one on a 4-game losing streak, having just been swept by the Giants. That took their road record on the year to 23-27, which is not all that bad considering their current standing in the AL. Much of the credit for that record has to go to pitcher Sonny Gray, who has put together a rather astonishing 7-1 record on the road, complete with a 1.84 ERA. It will be Gray (10-4, 2.30 ERA) who will get the nod in LA on Tuesday night.
- Coco Crisp OF 60-Day DL
- Sean Doolittle P 60-Day DL
- Jesse Hahn P 15-Day DL
- Tyler Ladendorf 2B 60-Day DL
- Jarrod Parker P 15-Day DL
- Taylor Thompson P 60-Day DL
- Pat Venditte P 15-Day DL
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
- A.J. Ellis C 15-Day DL
- Carlos Frias P 15-Day DL
- Chris Hatcher P 15-Day DL
- Brandon McCarthy P 60-Day DL
- Paco Rodriguez P 60-Day DL
- Hyun-Jin Ryu P 60-Day DL
If the A’s are to get anything out of this little 2-game set, you have to believe that it will be with Sonny Gray on the mound. While it will do little to help their season, I do think that the A’s can steal this one.