Dodgers vs Athletics: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 6, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 6, 2021

The Oakland Athletics (0-5) stumble into Tuesday’s matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers (4-1) looking to break a five-game home losing streak. The contest starts at 9:40 PM ET with the Dodgers listed as -162 favorites, while the are +138 underdogs who may be heading for a sixth straight home defeat. Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Chris Bassitt.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 6, 2021, 3:00 AM 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 was 30-14 last season when entering a game favored by -162 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 59.5% chance of a victory for the Dodgers.
  • Los Angeles’ games went over the total in 27 of their 58 chances last season.

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Athletics Betting Insights

  • The Athletics were chosen as underdogs in 11 games last year and walked away with the win four times (36.4%) in those games.
  • Oakland had a mark of 1-2 in contests where oddsmakers set them as +138 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 40.5% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Oakland’s games went over the total in 23 of its 56 opportunities.

Athletics Probable Pitcher – Chris Bassitt

  • The Athletics are sending Bassitt (0-1) out to make his second start of the season.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 32-year-old’s strikeouts and ERA do not rank in the top 15.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 6, 2021 at 6:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Dodgers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 4-1
Home 0-0
Road 4-1
vs LHP (Starters) 1-0
vs RHP (Starters) 3-1
Day Games 1-1
Night Games 3-0

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Dodgers Probable Pitcher – Clayton Kershaw

  • Kershaw heads to the mound for the Dodgers to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • Among qualified pitchers this campaign, the 33-year-old’s WHIP and strikeout total ranks outside of the top 15.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 6, 2021 at 6:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 0-5
Home 0-5
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 0-5
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 0-5

Dodgers Hitting Stats

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers averaged two home runs per game last season and hit a league-leading 118 home runs in total.
  • The Dodgers hit two or more dingers in 36 games last season, and went 28-8 in those contests.
  • Last season, Corey Seager had a .307 batting average with 15 home runs and 41 RBI.
  • Mookie Betts collected 64 hits, posted an OBP of .363 and a .562 SLG.

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics ranked 18th in Major League Baseball with 71 home runs.
  • In 35 games at home last season, they hit 41 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
  • Mark Canha hit .246 a season ago with 12 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 36 walks.
  • Mitch Moreland hit .265 a season ago with 36 hits.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Athletics (+138)

Over/Under Pick: Under (8.5)

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

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