Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels Matchup

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The Los Angeles Angels are facing off against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This interleague showdown is going to be nationally televised on Fox and the opening pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds

The Angels (+150) are coming into this one as the underdog against The Dodgers (-160) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs. Odds for betting on the games total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. The games most recent runline odds stand at -110 for picking the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -110 for the Angels +1.5 runs.

The Angels are 45-44 straight up (SU) and 37-51 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 7.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 21.7 units (ATS). They have a 3-4 ATS mark over their last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven. The Dodgers have gone 47-40 SU this year and are 39-47 ATS. In total, the teams lost 16.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.2 units ATS. covered the spread four times in their last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Angels games have an over/under record of 38-43-7 thus far in 2018. The Dodgers have been a decent over bet with a total record of 45-39-2.

Ross Stripling will get the start for the visiting Dodgers. The right-handed Stripling (6-2, 2.27 ERA) has recorded 96 strikeouts in 83.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Angels this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Angels are putting the ball in the right hand of Deck McGuire (0-1, 7.56 ERA), who has 12 strikeouts and eight walks this season as well as a 1.56 WHIP. McGuire did not record a start against the Dodgers in 2017.

The Angels pitching staff has yielded 4.2 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Their starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.82, a WHIP of 1.27 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a 3.96 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters have produced 4.4 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The teams hit .205/.267/.325 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Angels offense has been led by right fielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Trout is slashing .306/.452/.619 with 24 home runs, 49 RBIs, 67 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Simmons is batting .315 with six homers, 39 RBIs and 42 runs.

In the other dugout, the Dodgers pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and their starters own a 3.37 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.62 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.91, along with a K/9 of 9.23.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .245/.327/.435 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 7.8 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Los Angeles hitters have been led by outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor. Kemp is slashing .321/.356/.556 with 15 home runs, 57 RBIs and 39 runs scored, while Taylor (.260/.343/.469) is up to 10 homers, 37 RBIs and 51 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 14.8 units and are 25-31 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 37 of those games, as opposed to 18 that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 5.8 units and are 32-34 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs hit in 29 of those games, compared to 32 that went under the total.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • Los Angeles has tallied 25 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Los Angeles has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.
  • The Angels have posted 18.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over their last 10 games and 16.4 over their last five.