Dodgers vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 5, 2021

Two division leaders square off when the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers (3-1) visit the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics (0-4) on Monday at 9:40 PM ET. The Dodgers are moneyline favorites () against the underdog Athletics (). Dustin May takes the mound first for Los Angeles, and Frankie Montas is Oakland’s pick to start.

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 bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

May (LAD) Pitcher Montas (OAK)
3 – 1 W/L 3 – 5
56.0 IP 53.0
2.57 ERA 5.60
1.090 WHIP 1.510
7.1 K/9 10.2
2.6 BB/9 3.9

Dodgers Probable Starter Dustin May

  • May starts for the first time this season for the Dodgers.
  • In his last appearance on Monday, Oct. 26, the 23-year-old righty, came out of the bullpen and went 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rays.
  • May and his team put together a 9-3 record in the 12 games he pitched when they were the moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs May

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Tony Kemp 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Stephen Piscotty 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Mitch Moreland 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Mark Canha 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Sean Murphy 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Matt Olson 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Athletics Probable Starter Frankie Montas

  • Montas has been named the starter for the Athletics and will make his first start this season.
  • The last time the 28-year-old pitched was on Thursday, Oct. 8 against the Astros. The righty threw 3 2/3 innings as the starter in that matchup.
  • Montás and his team had a 1-2 record when he pitched as an underdog last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Montas

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 7 .429 3 0 1 .500 .929
Edwin Ríos 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Will Smith 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Corey Seager 2 1.000 2 0 1 1.000 2.000
Max Muncy 2 .500 1 1 2 .500 2.500
Chris Taylor 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
AJ Pollock 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
Cody Bellinger 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Dodgers scored the most runs in baseball (349 total, 5.8 per game).
  • The Dodgers won 41 of the 58 games they were the moneyline favorite last season (70.7%).
  • When it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -162 or shorter, Los Angeles had a 30-14 record (winning 68.2% of its games).
  • Los Angeles combined with opponents to go over the total 27 times last season for a 27-29-2 record against the over/under.

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics won four, or 36.4%, of the 11 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Last season, Oakland won one of its three games when they were the underdog by at least +138 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Oakland went over the total set by oddsmakers in 23 of 56 chances last season.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager hit 15 home runs and had 41 runs batted in last season, while racking up a batting average of .307.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Seager ranked 14th in hits (65), 15th in HR (15), 15th in RBI (41), and 18th in BA (.307).
  • Mookie Betts hit .292 with nine doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 23 walks.
  • Betts ranked 17th in hits (64), seventh in HR (16), and 21st in RBI (39) among qualifying hitters in MLB action.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 219 .292 47 16 39 .363 .925
Cody Bellinger 213 .239 33 12 30 .328 .783
Corey Seager 212 .307 38 15 41 .358 .943
Max Muncy 203 .192 36 12 27 .325 .714
A.J. Pollock 196 .276 30 16 34 .311 .877
Chris Taylor 185 .270 30 8 32 .366 .842
Justin Turner 150 .307 26 4 23 .400 .860
Will Smith 114 .289 23 8 25 .397 .976
Austin Barnes 86 .244 14 1 9 .353 .667
Edwin Ríos 76 .250 13 8 17 .301 .946

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Mitch Moreland finished last season with a .265 batting average while adding 10 home runs and 29 RBI.
  • Mark Canha collected 47 hits, posted an OBP of .384 and a .408 SLG.
  • Among qualified hitters, Canha ranked 17th in OBP in the league.

Athletics Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 210 .195 28 14 42 .305 .729
Mark Canha 191 .246 32 5 33 .384 .792
Ramón Laureano 183 .213 27 6 25 .338 .704
Stephen Piscotty 159 .226 17 5 29 .271 .629
Matt Chapman 142 .232 22 10 25 .276 .811
Mitch Moreland 136 .265 22 10 29 .333 .884
Sean Murphy 116 .233 21 7 14 .364 .821
Elvis Andrus 103 .194 11 3 7 .252 .582
Tony Kemp 93 .247 15 0 4 .363 .664
Chad Pinder 56 .232 8 2 8 .295 .688

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