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Dan Hunter 05 Apr 2021
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Los Angeles Dodgers @ Oakland Athletics Tips 

The defending 2020 World Series champions the LA Dodgers take on the Oakland Athletics in a cross-league MLB regular season game on Monday, April 5. This will be the first of three consecutive games between these two teams, with matches also scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday (x2).  

In 2020 the Dodgers won their first World Series since 1988, and they are favorites to retain their title this year. After losing their opening match of the season to the Colorado Rockies, they proceeded to win their next three encounters with Colorado, and are now top of the National League West Division.

By comparison, the Oakland Athletics have made the worst possible start to their campaign, and are 0-4 and bottom of the West Division in the American League. I’m backing the Dodgers to defeat Oakland on Monday in decisive fashion, by a scoreline of 9 runs to 2. 

  • Dodgers top of NL West Division
  • Dodgers 3-1 this season
  • Athletics 5th in AL West Division
  • Athletics 0-4 this season 

Head to Head

The LA Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics have played each other seven times since 2015, with the Dodgers leading 4-3. During the 2020 season, they faced each other three times, with the Dodgers finishing with a 2-1 record. In their most recent matchup in September 2020, the Dodgers were victorious 5-1.

LA Dodgers Form

After an anti-climatic start which saw the massively hyped LA Dodgers lose their opening fixture of the season 8-5 to the Colorado Rockies, the Dodgers proved that hype was justified by winning their next three matches against Colorado. After losing that opening fixture on April 1, their next encounter came on the Saturday, and a huge TV audience saw that the Dodgers at their explosive best, crushing Colorado by 11 runs to six.

The Dodgers played the Oakland Athletics twice during Spring Training, winning their opening game 2-1 in late February, and then a month later suffering a 11-0 hammering. Could we see another freak result like that again on Monday? In MLB, almost anything is possible, as we will no doubt see during the course of the season. 

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Last season the Oakland Athletics won the National League West Division for the seventh time during the last two decades. They qualified for the MLB playoffs (Post Season), but the A’s fell at the first hurdle, losing in the Wildcard Series to the Chicago White Sox 2-1, despite being the American League’s no.2 seeds.

Each team in the MLB regular season plays 162 games, so the fact that Oakland are 0-4 so early in the season is nothing to be too concerned about. That said, the matter of their four defeats to the Houston Astros was somewhat concerning, as each was basically a one-sided hammering. Their final fixture against the Astros on Sunday (April 4) was the perfect example of that, with Oakland losing 9-2.

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Oakland Athletics FAQ

When is the Los Angeles Dodgers @ Oakland Athletics match taking place?

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Oakland Athletics takes place at 1:40 PM (AEDT) on Monday, April 5

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Last season, the Oakland Athletics were one of the strongest teams in MLB, and during the course of this season, that could prove to be the case once again. Even World Series winners go through losing streaks.
However, the evidence is clear that they are all at sea right now, whereas the LA Dodgers have already found their form. I’m backing the Dodgers to win this game convincingly by a score line of 9 runs to 2 or similar.
Best Bet: Over 10.5 Total Runs @150.00 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Under 2.5 Total Runs by Oakland @190.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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