Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The Los Angeles Angels are set to play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. This interleague matchup can be viewed across the country on Fox and the game gets underway 7:15 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

The Angels (+187) are entering this game as the underdog against the Dodgers (-205) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 7 runs (+105 for the over and -125 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds sitting at Angels +1.5 runs (-115) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (-105).

The Dodgers are 52-42 straight up (SU) and 42-51 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 16.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.7 units (ATS). The Angels, on the other hand, are 48-47 SU and have gone 41-53 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 5.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 19.5 units ATS.

Dodgers games have had an over/under record of 46-45-2 so far in 2018. The Angels have been a decent under bet with a total record of 40-47-7.

Andrew Heaney will get the nod for Los Angeles. The southpaw Heaney (5-6, 3.84 ERA) has racked up 96 punchouts in 95 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 3.86 ERA against the Dodgers this year.

The Dodgers are putting the ball in the left hand of Alex Wood (5-5, 3.88 ERA), who’s got 88 punchouts and 18 walks as well as a 1.15 WHIP. Wood is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA in one start against the Angels this year.

As a unit, the Dodgers pitching staff has given up 3.9 runs per game overall this year. Their starters have a 3.29 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.82 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters have put up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over their last five. The teams hit .251/.339/.371 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Dodgers batters have been led by outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor. Kemp is slashing .316/.359/.535 with 15 home runs, 60 RBIs and 42 runs scored, and Taylor’s line is .253/.332/.450 with 10 homers, 39 RBIs and 53 runs.

In the other dugout, the Angels pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and their starting pitchers own a 3.79 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 9.19 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.83, along with a K-per-9 of 9.03.

Angels hitters have slashed .244/.318/.413 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 3.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles offense has been fueled by right fielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who collectively have belted 31 home runs. Trout is slashing .313/.455/.614 with 25 home runs, 50 RBIs, 71 runs and 15 stolen bases. Simmons (.313/.373/.438) has produced six homers, 41 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

The Angels have lost 12.8 units and are 7-18 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed 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 3.3 units and are 15-18 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The overs cashed in eight of those games, compared to 24 that went under.

Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in six of Los Angeles last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have posted 19.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over their last 10 outings and 20.6 over their last five.
  • The Angels have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.