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Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds and Picks

Betting Trends

  • While the 14-game losing streak is over, the Los Angeles Angels have lost 17 of their last 19 games.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers have won three straight in the series and 10 of the last 13.
  • When the rivals meet, the under is 4-1 over the last five games.

Introduction

The struggling Los Angeles Angels look to turn the tide against their Southern California rivals when they visit the Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The Dodgers took the first game of the series, 2-0, but it didn’t come without an Angels threat. Mike Trout singled and Shohei Ohtani’s second hit of the night moved them both in scoring position. But Dodgers closer, Craig Kimbrel, got strikeouts of Jared Walsh and Max Stassi to close out the Halos.

The Angels (29-33) turn to promising southpaw Reid Detmers, the 10th overall pick in 2020, who threw a no-hitter on May 10 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Detmers is 2-2 with a 3.83 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 49.1 innings pitched this season. The Angels are 4-6 in his starts.

Veteran southpaw Tyler Anderson gets the ball for the Dodgers (37-23). He is 7-0 with a 3.07 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 58.2 innings to nine walks. Overall, the Dodgers are 8-2 in his starts. He allowed four earned runs in his last outing, which snapped a streak of three straight starts without allowing a run.

Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

TeamsMoneylineTotalRun Line
Los Angeles Angels+174O 9 (-105)1.5 (-125)
Los Angeles Dodgers-189U 9 (-115)1.5 (+105)

Odds courtesy of Bet Online. Odds with a plus sign mean that team is an underdog or handicapped. So the Angels +174 places a value on the likelihood of them winning and the + 1.5 run line means they are expected to lose and gives an option to pick the Angels to lose by one run or win outright.

Using $100 as an explanation, and please bet whatever you are comfortable with losing, a $100 bet on the Angels moneyline and Halos win would net a $174 profit and total payout of $274. 

Conversely, it would take a $189 bet on the Dodgers and for them to win to profit $100 or total payout of $289.

A bet on the Dodgers run line means they need to win by two or more runs to cover.

The over/under is the implied total runs scored between the two teams. Betting over nine means the teams need to combine for 10 or more runs for a win. A bet on under nine means a ticket cashes if the teams combine for eight runs or less.

Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

Los Angeles Angels Preview

The Angels were competitive in the AL West before the recent slide, which has them 9.5 games behind the Houston Astros. They’ve been league average offensively and with their pitching staff. For the season they are 28-28-6 on over/unders and are 12-15 on the road.

Offensively, the Angels are 16th in runs per game (4.4), average (.242), and OPS (.718). Trout is again off to a great start, hitting .294 with 15 doubles, 16 home runs — both team bests — along with 34 RBIs and another team-high 42 runs scored. Taylor Ward is hitting a team-high .324 with 10 home runs. Ohtani has 13 doubles and 13 home runs to go with a .260 average, 41 runs scored and 37 driven in. 

The pitching staff is 15th, allowing 4.29 runs per game. Opponents hit .232 against them (ninth) with a .688 OPS (13th). But the swing and miss stuff is below average, registering 7.99 strikeouts per game (22nd). The backend of the bullpen has been shaky. Closer Raisel Iglesias is 1-4 with 12 saves in 14 opportunities, sporting a 4.64 ERA. His stuff has not suffered with 29 strikeouts in 21.1 innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers Preview

The Dodgers are 17-10 at Chavez Ravine, and 24-30-6 on over/unders this season. They are the league’s top-scoring team at 5.17 runs per game and have the second-best pitching staff. Yet the NL West is very competitive with the Dodgers and San Diego Padres currently tied atop it. The San Francisco Giants are three games back.

While the Dodgers’ offense is scoring with the best of them, they are 11th in average (.247) and fourth in OPS (.748). It has been a struggle outside of the big three of Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, and Freddie Freeman.

Betts leads the team with 53 runs scored, and 17 home runs while hitting .278 with 13 doubles. Turner leads with a .297 average, 46 RBIs, and 13 stolen bases. He has 14 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, and 30 runs scored. Freeman has the most doubles with 21 to go with a .286 average, 39 runs scored, five home runs, and 34 RBIs.

Allowing 3.38 runs per game with opponents hitting .217 (second) with a .637 OPS (fourth) has the Dodgers as one of the top staffs in baseball. They also strike out 9.08 hitters per game, ranking eighth. That bodes well matching up against an Angels’ offense that strikes out 9.61 times per game, the worst rate in baseball.

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Injury Report

Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon left Tuesday’s game with a wrist injury, which left Matt 

Duffy to draw a walk to load the bases in the ninth inning. Rendon is not yet listed on the injury report but should be considered day-to-day. Shortstop David Fletcher remains out until likely after the All-Star break, otherwise, the Angels have a couple of pitchers out.

The Dodgers are missing nine pitchers and lost outfielder Kevin Pillar for the season to a shoulder injury. He and reliever Jimmy Nelson are the only ones who are out for the season, aside from suspended Trevor Bauer. Though most of the pitchers are out for several at least a month.

Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers Picks and Predictions

Detmers has yet to show consistency from start to start in his young career, but he has shown an elite, front of the rotation potential. It depends on which Detmers shows up against a lineup that admittedly has its struggles in the bottom two-thirds. But Anderson has been equally good for the Dodgers.

The public sides with the Dodgers with 77% of bets on their moneyline. Another 58% believe the total runs will go under.

While the Dodgers won the first game of the series, they could only muster three hits on the heels of scoring four runs while being swept by the Giants. The under seems like a good play as a result.

Overall, we’ll side with Anderson’s consistency and take the Dodgers moneyline but a run line bet feels difficult to peg.

The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -189

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