The Los Angeles Angels are playing host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This interleague matchup is going to be nationally broadcasted on ESPN and the opening pitch is scheduled for 8:08 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels Odds
The Dodgers (-125) are entering this one as the favorite over the Angels (+115) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the games runline with the most recent odds standing at +120 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -140 for the Angels +1.5.
The Angels are 45-45 straight up (SU) and 38-51 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 20.7 units (ATS). They’ve covered the spread four times in their last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Dodgers are 48-40 SU and have gone 39-48 ATS. In total, the teams lost 17.5 units for moneyline gamblers and 8.2 units ATS. covered the spread four times in their last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.
Angels games have a 38-44-7 over/under record thus far in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 45-40-2.
Alex Wood is getting the start for the Dodgers. The southpaw Wood is 5-5 with a 3.84 ERA and 84 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Angels this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Angels are handing the ball to lefty Andrew Heaney (4-6, 3.94 ERA), who’s got 86 strikeouts and 26 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.19. Heaney did not record a start against the Dodgers in 2017.
The Angels pitchers have yielded 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Their starters have an ERA of 3.80, a WHIP of 1.27 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.2. The bullpen has a 3.97 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.
Los Angeles hitters have put up 4.3 runs per outing, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 2.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .193/.264/.307 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Right fielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons have led the Angels batters this year. Trout is slashing .312/.455/.630 with 25 home runs, 50 RBIs, 68 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Simmons is batting .312 with six homers, 39 RBIs and 42 runs.
In the other dugout, the Dodgers pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and their starters own a 3.35 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.63 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.87, along with a K/9 of 9.20.
The Dodgers offense has slashed .244/.326/.433 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 5.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 7.2 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).
Outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor continue to lead Los Angeles hitters. Kemp is hitting .317/.355/.550 with 15 home runs, 57 RBIs and 39 runs scored, while Taylor is slashing .257/.339/.463 with 10 homers, 37 RBIs and 51 runs scored.
The Dodgers have lost 1.6 units and are 14-16 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in eight of those games, compared to 21 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 13.7 units and are 5-17 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in nine of those games, as opposed to 11 which went under the total.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
- The under has cashed in five of Los Angeles last seven games.
- The Dodgers have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.
- The Angels have posted 18.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over their last 10 outings and 15.4 over their last five.
- The Dodgers have won five of their last six games SU.