Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium. Fox Sports West will be showing this interleague matchup. The opening pitch will be at 4:10 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

The Angels have gone 49-47 SU this year and are 42-53 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.8 units for moneyline bettors and 18.5 units ATS. They have covered the spread five times in their last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 52-43 SU and 42-52 ATS. The team has lost 15.3 units for moneyline bettors and 9.7 units ATS. They have a 3-4 ATS record over their last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven.

Dodgers games have an over/under record of 46-46-2 so far in 2018. The Angels have been a decent under bet with a total record of 40-48-7.

Right-hander Deck McGuire is the projected starter for the visiting Halos. McGuire is 0-1 with a 6.10 ERA and 19 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against the Dodgers this year.

The Dodgers are sending lefty Clayton Kershaw (3-4, 2.61 ERA) to the mound. Kershaw has 70 strikeouts and 13 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.04. Kershaw has yet to face the Angels this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 0.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts across seven innings).

The Dodgers pitchers have given up 3.9 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Their starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.30, a WHIP of 1.14 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.6. The bullpen has a 3.83 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over their last five. The teams hit .225/.318/.349 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor have led the Dodgers hitters this year. Kemp is hitting .314/.356/.529 with 15 home runs, 60 RBIs and 42 runs scored, and Taylor is hitting .253 with 11 homers, 41 RBIs and 54 runs.

For the visiting squad, the Angels pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and their starters own a 3.78 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.18 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.82, along with a WHIP of 1.26.

Angels hitters have slashed .244/.318/.414 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 4.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles hitters have been led by outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who’ve collectively belted 31 home runs. Trout is hitting .312/.454/.610 with 25 home runs, 50 RBIs, 71 runs and 15 steals, while Simmons is hitting .314/.373/.443 with six homers, 41 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

The Angels have lost 12.8 units and are 7-18 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 10 of those games, compared to 13 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 12.0 units and are 27-34 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs hit in 38 of those games, compared to 22 that went under.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in just two of Los Angeles last seven games.
  • The Angels have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
  • The Angels have posted 21.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over their last 10 contests and 25.4 over their last five.