Dodgers vs Athletics: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 7, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 7, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers (5-1) will vie for their sixth straight victory when they visit the Oakland Athletics (0-6) on Wednesday at 3:37 PM ET. The Dodgers are listed as -167 favorites by bookmakers, while the Athletics are +145 underdogs. Los Angeles’ Trevor Bauer gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Jesus Luzardo.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 6, 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 had a record of 28-13, a 68.3% win rate, when favored by -167 or more by bookmakers last season.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Dodgers have a 60.5% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents hit the over in 27 of their 58 games with a total last season.

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Athletics Betting Insights

  • The Athletics were underdogs in 11 games last season and came away with the win four times (36.4%) in those contests.
  • Oakland had a mark of 1-2 in contests where sportsbooks set them as +145 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 39.5% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Oakland and its opponents went over the total last season in 23 of their 56 opportunities.

Athletics Probable Pitcher – Jesús Luzardo

  • The Athletics will send Luzardo (0-1) to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 7, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Dodgers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 5-1
Home 0-0
Road 5-1
vs LHP (Starters) 1-0
vs RHP (Starters) 4-1
Day Games 1-1
Night Games 4-0

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Dodgers Probable Pitcher – Trevor Bauer

  • Bauer will take to the mound for the Dodgers, his second start of the season.
  • The 30-year-old ranks 18th in WHIP (.790), 11th in strikeouts (10), 10th in K/9 (14.20), and 20th in BB/9 (2.80) among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 7, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 0-6
Home 0-6
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-1
vs RHP (Starters) 0-5
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 0-6

Dodgers Hitting Stats

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers averaged two home runs per game last season and hit a league-high 118 home runs in total.
  • The Dodgers hit 69 home runs away from home last season (1.9 per game).
  • Corey Seager hit 15 home runs last season, drove in 41 runs and posted a .307 batting average.
  • Mookie Betts hit .292 with an OBP of .363 and a slugging percentage of .562.

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 last season 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 (+145)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

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

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