Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels Sportsbook Odds and expert picks

Sluggish Angels meet Resurgent Dodgers for Sunday MLB Game Lines

July 5, 2018 MLB Baseball

Last year the Los Angeles Dodgers simply had an unsustainable pace.  For the first five months of 2017 they were on a record setting pace.  There were no MLB game lines prices too high.  But then came September.  And the Dodgers crashed back down to Earth like a meteor.  They simply flamed out.  And have not been the same since.  The inconsistency continued in the early part of 2018.  However lately Dodger Blue has gone green.  While still in the red for the year the worst appears over.  Now it’s the LA Angels that are dropping like flies.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels  

Date and Time: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 8:05 p.m. ET

Location:  Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California

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Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have dropped seven out of their last ten.  They have been among the biggest money losers with MLB game lines.  In 2018 the Angels have dropped -714 units.  And are a subpar 20-21 at Angel Stadium.  As usual starting pitching is the culprit for LA.  The rank 23rd in MLB for quality starts.  Many believe that the team went stale long ago.  Mike Scioscia led the franchise to its pinnacle.  The 2002 World Series championship earned plenty of cache.  But LA has made the post season just once since 2010.

Pitching a Problem for Angels

Since that last playoff season pitching has been the consistent problem.  The Angels certainly are not a budget team.  Yet far too often they play like one.  Fourth place behind Oakland is not what was expected for 2018.  Center fielder Mike Trout has been the one reliable aspect of the Angels.  Trout is hitting .310 with an OPS of 1.082.  He has 17 doubles and 24 home runs.  Additional production shows 67 runs and 49 RBI.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Few teams have lost more money this year than the Dodgers.  They have dropped -1724 units.  However much of that was due to stumbling out of the gate.  Lately LA has begun to climb.  Six wins in their last ten games has helped.  And now the Dodgers are in the thick of the NL West race.  Arizona is the other top contender.  Power hitting has been a Dodger staple.  They rank third in MLB for home runs.  Max Muncy leads with 30 home runs.

Starting Pitchers

Left hander Alex Wood is the scheduled starter for the Dodgers.  Wood is 5-5 with a 3.84 ERA.  Left hander Andrew Heaney is the probable starter for the Angels.  Heaney is 4-6 with a 3.94 ERA.

Team vs. Team Stats

The Angels have won six of their last nine Sports betting matchups with the Dodgers.  Four of the last seven between these teams went under the total.  The Angels are 12-8 at home against the Dodgers.  Just five of the last 13 in this series at Angels Stadium went over the total.

Matchup to Watch

It has taken a while but the Dodgers are off the mat.  They have even shown recent value with MLB game lines.  Additionally, the Dodgers are catching a slumping Angels team.

Dodgers vs. Angels Betting Odds Picks

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Dodgers vs. Angels Baseball Betting Online Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers vs. Angels Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction: Dodgers 5, Angels 2

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