Los Angeles Angels (47-45) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (49-42)Date : 07/13/2018
Time : 10:10 pm EST
Location : Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Game 1 of a 3-game set between the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers will take place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, beginning on Friday night at 10:10 pm EST. The Angels currently occupy 4th place within the AL West division while the Dodgers are 2nd place within the NL West division. In their last outing against each other, the Angels picked up the slim 4-3 win over the Dodgers on 7-8-2018. Andrew Heaney (5-6) picked up the win in lasting 7 innings while allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and 1 homer with 10 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.84 while Alex Wood took the no decision as he lasted 6 innings while allowing 3 runs on 5 hits, 1 homer, and 5 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.88. The Angels only mustered 6 hits for the game with Justin Upton going 1-4 with 2 RBI’s and Albert Pujols going 1-2 with an RBI. Yasiel Puig went 1-2 with 3 RBI’s for the Dodgers in the loss. The Angels would also go on to beat the Mariners in game 1 of a 3-game home set by a score of 9-3 on 7-10-2018 while the Dodgers would fall to the San Diego Padres by a 4-1 score on 7-10-2018 in game 2 of a 4-game set after winning game 1 by an 8-2 score.
Los Angeles Angels's Latest Performance :
The Angels come into this game winners of 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 1-4. Recently, the Angels would lose a 3-game road series loss to the Seattle Mariners on 7-5-2018 with a 4-1 loss in the finale. They would, however, go on the win a 3-game home set versus the Dodgers on 7-8-2018. Finally, the Angels would come out on top in the opener of a 3-game home set versus their division foe, Seattle Mariners, on 7-10-2018 by a 9-3 score.
For the season, the Angels are averaging 4.39 runs per game (18th) with a team batting average of .244 (19th), 121 homers (6th) along with 41 stolen bases (19th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.84 (10th) with 838 strikeouts (5th) with 34 quality starts on the year (24th).
Andrelton Simmons (.312 BA on 301 AB), Mike Trout (.314 BA on 318 AB), and Albert Pujols (.247 BA on 340) have been the offensive leaders for the Angels offense this season. Justin Upton (.248 BA on 331 AB) has also been very consistent contributor to the offense as el this season.
Tyler Skaggs (6-5) has pitched 92 innings while allowing 30 runs on 85 hits 8 homers, 27 walks, and 100 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.64. Andrew Heaney (5-6) has pitched 96 innings while allowing 48 runs on 83 hits, 12 homers, 29 walks, and 96 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.84.
Los Angeles Dodgers's Latest Performance :
The Dodgers come into this matchup losers of 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 1-4. Recently, the Dodgers would sweep a 3-game home set versus the Pittsburgh Pirates on 7-4-2018 while following this up with a 3-game road series loss to cross-town rival Los Angeles Angels on 7-8-2018. The Dodgers would tie their current series against the San Diego Padres in suffering the 4-1 loss in game 2 of the 3-game road set on 4-10-2018.
The Dodgers average 4.77 runs per game (7th) with a team batting average of .243 (20th), 125 homers (3rd), along with 31 stolen bases (26th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.53 (5th) with 862 strikeouts (4th) along with 38 quality starts (18th).
Yasmani Grandal (.244 BA on 250 AB) and Cody Bellinger (.241 BA on 324 AB) have been the leaders offensively for the Dodgers this season. Chris Taylor (.256 BA on 328 AB) has also been pivotal to the Dodger’s offensive attack.
Clayton Kershaw (3-4) has pitched 69 innings while allowing 20 runs on 59 hits, 7 homers, 13 walks, and 70 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.61. Alex Wood (5-5) has pitched 99.2 innings while allowing 49 runs on 97 hits, 12 homers, 18 walks, and 88 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.88 has also resurrected his overall performance lately for Los Angeles.
How Los Angeles Angels & Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
For the season, the Dodgers are 41-50 ATS while the O/U is 45-43-3. On the other hand, the Angels are 40-52 ATS while the O/U is 39-46-7.
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
With none of the pitchers for this matchup being announced at this time, I will say that while the Angels are looking to put together some huge wins in which to salvage the first half of their season, the Dodgers will be looking to also finish up strong to conclude the first half of their season. The Dodgers have performed well lately in winning 6 of their last 9 games, yet, are losers of 2 of their last 3. The Angels, on the other hand, have cleaned things up a bit on the plate and at the mound recently and have won 4 of their last 6 outings. The Dodgers are only averaging 3.6 runs on offense in their last 5 while the pitching staff continues to limit opponent’s opportunities by surrendering only 14 runs during this time. The Angels also have not been lighting things up as they have only plated 18 runs in their last 5 while the pitching has given up 15 runs during this time. In all, it will be interesting to see how the Dodgers respond to their dropped series a week ago against the Angels, as I am sure that the focus will be there for both teams.
Totals Selection: Games 1, 2, & 3: Under
My reason for the prediction :
The under has been the play in 7 of the last 9 matchups between these two teams. Also, with both teams struggling as they currently are, I expect the focus and intensity for both teams will certainly be there throughout this all-important series. With that being said, both pitching staffs have been effective at keeping base runners to a minimum lately, and I feel as if this trend will continue in this series as well. In all, take the under throughout this series as both teams have shown that despite their recent success, they continue to struggle mightily at the plate.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Angels:
- Betting Trends for Los Angeles Angels
- The Angels are 3-7 in last 10 road games
- The Under is 6-2-2 in Angels last 10 road games
- The Angels are 5-8 in last 13 games
Betting trends for Los Angeles Dodgers:
- Betting Trends for Los Angeles Dodgers
- The Dodgers are 6-4 in last 10 home games
- The Dodgers are 6-2 in last 8 games
- The Over is 7-2 in Dodgers last 9 home games