Dodgers vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 6, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 6, 2021

Will Smith brings a two-game home run streak into the Los Angeles Dodgers’ (4-1) matchup with the Oakland Athletics (0-5). The Dodgers are moneyline favorites () in this outing against the Athletics (), which starts at 9:40 PM ET on Tuesday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw and Oakland’s Chris Bassitt pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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 bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kershaw (LAD) Pitcher Bassitt (OAK)
0 – 1 W/L 0 – 2
5.2 IP 5.1
7.94 ERA 5.06
1.940 WHIP 1.130
3.2 K/9 5.1
1.6 BB/9 3.4

Dodgers Probable Starter Clayton Kershaw

  • The Dodgers were the moneyline favorite for one Kershaw start this season — they lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 6, 2021 at 6:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Kershaw

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jed Lowrie 12 .167 2 0 0 .231 .481
Aramis Garcia 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Stephen Piscotty 6 .167 1 0 1 .167 .334
Mark Canha 6 .500 3 0 0 .500 1.000
Elvis Andrus 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Matt Chapman 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Matt Olson 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ramón Laureano 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000

Athletics Probable Starter Chris Bassitt

  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 6, 2021 at 6:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Bassitt

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Chris Taylor 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Dodgers scored the most runs in baseball (349 total, 5.8 per game).
  • The Dodgers were the moneyline favorite 58 total times last season. They finished 41-17 in those games.
  • Los Angeles had a 30-14 record last year (winning 68.2% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -162 or shorter.
  • In the 58 games oddsmakers set an over/under for Los Angeles, it combined with opponents to go over the total 27 times (27-29-2).

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics were underdogs in 11 games last season and won four (36.4%) of those contests.
  • Oakland entered three games last season as the underdog by +138 or more and was 1-2 in those contests.
  • Oakland and its opponents hit the over in 23 of their 56 games with a total last season.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager hit 15 home runs and had 41 runs batted in last season, while putting up a batting average of .307.
  • Among the qualifying 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 qualified 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

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