15* AL West PLAY OF THE DAY on Los Angeles Angels -126
Oakland vs. LA Angels,
04/11/2013 22:05 EDT,
Score: 8 - 1
Money Line: -126 LA Angels
The Los Angeles Angels come into this series finale with AL West rival Oakland highly motivated for a victory. They have been embarrassed in the first two games of this series, losing a combined 10-20.
I like the Angels' chances of salvaging a Game 3 victory tonight given the edge they have on the mound. Jason Vargas is one of the most underrated starters in the league, and he was an excellent addition this offseason.
Vargas was brilliant in his first start of the year, allowing just one earned run on 5 2/3 innings of a 2-3 loss at Texas, which is no small feat. Vargas has posted a 3.31 ERA and 1.008 WHIP in 13 career starts against Oakland as well.
Vargas is a very profitable 22-14 (+14.7 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 3 seasons. The Angels are 8-3 in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600. Bet Los Angeles Thursday.