Dodgers vs Athletics: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 5, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 5, 2021

The Oakland Athletics (0-4) will try to end their four-game losing home streak when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers (3-1) on Monday at 9:40 PM ET. Sportsbooks consider the Dodgers to be -162 favorites for the contest, while the Athletics are +138 underdogs looking for the upset. Los Angeles’ Dustin May and Oakland’s Frankie Montas have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Dodgers vs Athletics Betting Lines

Dodgers Betting Insights

  • The Dodgers were favorites in 58 games last season and won 41 (70.7%) of those contests.
  • Los Angeles entered 44 games last season favored by -162 or more and was 30-14 in those contests.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Dodgers have a 59.5% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents went over the total last season in 27 of their 58 opportunities.

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Athletics Betting Insights

  • The Athletics came away with four wins in the 11 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • Last season, Oakland was victorious one time in three chances when named as an underdog of +138 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 40.5% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Oakland and its opponents went over the total last season in 23 of their 56 opportunities.

Athletics Probable Pitcher – Frankie Montas

  • Montas makes his first start of the season for the Athletics.
  • The 28-year-old righty last appeared Thursday, Oct. 8 against the Astros, when he started and went 3 2/3 innings.
  • Montás and his team had a 1-2 record in games he appeared in when they were the underdog on the moneyline a season ago.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 5, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Dodgers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 3-1
Home 0-0
Road 3-1
vs LHP (Starters) 1-0
vs RHP (Starters) 2-1
Day Games 1-1
Night Games 2-0

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Dodgers Probable Pitcher – Dustin May

  • The Dodgers will send out May for his first start of the season.
  • The 23-year-old righty last pitched Monday, Oct. 26 against the Rays, tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
  • May and his team won as favorites in 75% of his 12 appearances last season with a moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 5, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 0-4
Home 0-4
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 0-4
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 0-4

Dodgers Hitting Stats

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers hit a league-leading 118 home runs last season, averaging two per game.
  • The Dodgers hit at least two home runs in 36 games last season, and finished 28-8 in those contests.
  • Corey Seager hit 15 home runs last season, drove in 41 runs and posted a .307 batting average.
  • Mookie Betts collected 64 hits, posted an OBP of .363 and a .562 SLG.

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics’ 71 home runs ranked 18th in Major League Baseball.
  • They were 13-4 last season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • Mark Canha hit .246 last season with 12 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 36 walks.
  • Mitch Moreland had a .265 batting average with 36 hits.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Athletics (+138)

Over/Under Pick: Under (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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