At the beginning of the season the Dodgers were suffering from a World Series hangover. As a matter of fact, the end of their 2017 season was a catastrophe. LA went from a blistering baseball odds today pace into an overlay. And did so in stunning fashion. Accordingly, their play for the first several weeks of 2018 was sluggish. But lately the Dodgers appear to be out of their funk. Finally, they resemble the superior squad that dominated most of 2017. While still in the red LA is now generating profit. Pitching has proven to be their ultimate asset.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Date and Time: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 7:15 p.m. ET
Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
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Angels vs. Dodgers MLB TV Coverage: FOX
A Neck to Neck Race
Arizona and the Dodgers are in a heated NL West race. It has been neck and neck for several weeks. Run production has improved for Los Angeles. Max Muncy has been a key contributor. In particular his team best 20 home runs have sparked LA’s resurgence. Furthermore his 1.008 OPS is indicative of his value. Veteran prodigal son Matt Kemp has surprised all. Kemp has 18 doubles and 15 home runs for 2018. He leads the club with 58 runs batted in. In a similar fashion has been Cody Bellinger. The first baseman has 19 doubles with 17 home runs.
Los Angeles Angels
Yet again the Angels are a baseball odds today overlay. Disappointment abounds for LA’s “other” team. Starting pitching remains a drag. Indeed, the Angels rank a subpar 23rd for quality starts. Also depressing is the lineup. LA ranks below average at 19th for run production. Nobody saw the Angels as a fourth-place team in the AL West. Especially behind the Oakland A’s. Yet that is their reality.
Left hander Andrew Heaney is the Angels scheduled probable starter. Heaney is 5-6 with a 3.85 ERA. In comparison the Dodger ace will take the hill. Left hander Clayton Kershaw is 3-4 with a 2.61 ERA. Due to lack of run support is Kershaw’s low win total. Certainly, his ERA is emblematic of a top tier starter. Kershaw commands respect that few other hurlers can garner.
Team Stats to Consider
On the road the Angeles have lost 13 of their last 17 games. Just two of their last nine away games went over the total. Home cooking has been good for the Dodgers. To demonstrate they have won 11 of their last 15 at Dodger Stadium. Seven of their last nine at home went under the total.
Baseball Odds Today for this Match
Head to head the Angeles have eight sportsbook payouts vs. the Dodgers in their last 12 meetings. Additionally, six of the last seven between these teams went under the total. However, at Dodger Stadium the host has paid in eight of the last 11 meetings. Four of the last six between these teams there went under the number.
Matchup to Watch
These two clubs represent opposite baseball odds today expectations. Gamblers are justifiably disgusted with the Angels. In contrast everyone is taking notice of the Dodgers resurgence. Equally important is Kershaw. The left hander brings an additional advantage in this matchup. In sum the Dodgers are in better form.
MLB Betting Odds Picks
Presently the Dodgers are the only way to go in this one!
MLB Betting Online Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB Betting Online Score Prediction: Dodgers 5, Angels 2
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