L.A. Dodgers vs. L.A. Angels Odds - Free MLB Prediction

July 8, 8:05 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Dodgers -132 / Angels +110

In the 2nd game of this series yesterday the Dodgers beat the Angels 3-1 breaking open a scoreless tie with two runs in the fifth to get the money. The victory was the fifth in their last six games for the Dodgers while the Angels continue their mediocre play losing for the six time in their previous ten games.

Statistically, this season, the Dodgers rank 7th in runs scored and 4th in team ERA and the Angels rank 13th in runs scored and 12th in team ERA.

Pitching Match-Up

Dodgers: Alex Wood (5-5 3.84 ERA)
Angels: Andrew Heaney (4-6 3.94 ERA)

In Wood’s last start he was solid giving up one earned run on six hits through six innings in a 17-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers have won his last four starts where he has not given up more than two earned runs. The Dodgers have won four of Wood’s last five road starts. This is Wood’s first career start against the Angels and in 18 career interleague appearances, including 12 starts, he is 3-6 with an ERA of 3.15.

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In Heaney's last start he gave up three earned runs on five hits in seven innings in a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners. The Angels have lost four of his last five starts including his previous two where he gave up nine earned runs in 10 1/3 innings. The Angels have won four of Heaney's last five home starts, but they are 0-4 in his previous four starts against a team with a winning record and 0-5 in his last five interleague starts. Heaney has not faced the Dodgers since the 2015 season.

Dodgers at Angels MLB Betting Angles

The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 home games against the Angels.

In the last 6 games between these teams, the Under record is 5-1.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

L.A. Dodgers: 48-40 SU / O/U 44-41 / Run Line W/L 40-48
L.A. Angels: 45-45 SU / O/U 38-45 / Run Line W/L 38-52

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Dodgers at Angels MLB Key Betting Trends

  • LAD is 5-1 in their last 6 games
  • LAD is 4-1 in their last 5 road games
  • LAD has an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 road games
  • LAA is 4-10 in their last 14 games
  • LAA is 9-24 in their previous 33 games against a left-hand starter
  • LAA has an Under record of 7-1-1 in their last 9 games

Key Player Injuries


[P] 05/03/2018 - Hyun-Jin Ryu 60-day DL (05/03) ( Groin )
[SS] 05/01/2018 - Corey Seager is out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Tom Koehler 60-day DL (03/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Julio Urias 60-day DL (02/23) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/28/2018 - Josh Fields 10-day DL (06/28) ( Shoulder )
[P] 07/07/2018 - Kenta Maeda is out indefinitely ( Paternity List )
[P] 07/07/2018 - Yimi Garcia 10-day DL (07/07) ( Forearm )
[P] 06/08/2018 - Tony Cingrani 10-day DL (06/07) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/10/2018 - Dennis Santana 60-day DL (06/05) ( Rotator Cuff )
[P] 06/16/2018 - Pedro Baez 10-day DL (06/13) ( Biceps )


[P] 06/16/2018 - Jim Johnson 10-day DL (06/12) ( Back )
[P] 06/15/2018 - Nick Tropeano 10-day DL (06/12) ( Shoulder )
[3B] 06/08/2018 - Kaleb Cowart 10-day DL (06/07) ( Ankle )
[LF] 07/05/2018 - Chris Young 10-day DL (07/04) ( Hamstring )
[P] 07/04/2018 - Tyler Skaggs 10-day DL (07/01) ( Shoulder )
[SS] 06/29/2018 - Zack Cozart 60-day DL (06/29) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/27/2018 - John Lamb 10-day DL (06/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/24/2018 - Blake Wood 60-day DL (04/23) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/21/2018 - Keynan Middleton 60-day DL (05/21) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/21/2018 - Matt Shoemaker 60-day DL (04/01) ( Forearm )
[C] 05/21/2018 - Rene Rivera 60-day DL (05/17) ( Knee )
[P] 05/15/2018 - Sean Isaac 10-day DL (05/14) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/05/2018 - JC Ramirez 60-day DL (04/09) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Alex Meyer 60-day DL (02/21) ( Shoulder )

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Dodgers at Angels Prediction

There isn't much historically for either pitcher in the Pitcher vs. Batter metric. LAD starter Alex Wood has faced two Angels starters allowing one hit and one walk in three plate appearances. LAA starter Andrew Heaney has held the Dodgers line-up to a career .182 batting average in 11 at-bats. Current form does favor Wood though with three consecutive quality starts allowing a combined five runs in 21 innings pitched, but the home/away metric favors Heaney. The left-hander has been exceptional at home this season with a 2.18 ERA 0.97 WHIP and Wood holds an unflattering 4.04 ERA. What Wood does have in his favor is that the Angels have been burning their backers’ money against lefties this season with a record of 6-16 scoring over a full run less compared to their scoring against right-handed pitching. This sets up a dual play for me.

Free Pick: 
Take the Los Angeles Dodgers -118 and the UNDER 8.5 runs (RC)

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