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2021 MLB Handicapping
(55-54) Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (65-44)
Date: Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Time: 9:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Projected Pitchers: Jaime Barria (LAA) vs. Julio Urias (LAD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels +330 Dodgers -500
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels +1.5, Dodgers -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Angels will be on the road to take on the Dodgers for game 2 Saturday at 9:10 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 10:10 ET.
Jaime Barria is going for the Angels and Julio Urias gets the start for the Dodgers.
These teams last played each other in May.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angles have had an up and down year so far. They have yet to play consistent baseball for a long stretch.
They are in 4th place of the American League West with a record of 55-54. The Astros lead them by 10 games.
Los Angeles beat the Rangers 5-0 on Thursday. The Angels took 3 out of 4 games against Texas. In that series, LA scored 19 runs and allowed 8 runs.
Dylan Bundy went 6.1 innings and did not allow an earned run on Thursday.
Jaime Barria is 2-0 with a 4.12 ERA. His last start was against the Athletics where he went 6.2 innings and did not allow an earned run. The Angels won that game 1-0.
At times, the pitching for this team has really struggled. They have an ERA of 4.67 which is 23rd best in baseball.
Their offense has been good throughout the year, but it has been struggling a bit as of late. They are still scoring 4.67 runs per game which is 11th best in baseball.
The Halos have hit 141 home runs which is 8th best in baseball.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are having another impressive season and they have won 3 of their last 5 games.
They have been in 2nd place of the National League West for some time now. The Giants lead them by 4 games.
Los Angeles did not play a game on Thursday. The last time they played was Wednesday where they beat the Astros 7-5. In that series, Dodgers scored 7 runs and allowed 8 runs.
Max Scherzer was impressive in his debut with the Dodgers. The veteran right hander went 7 innings, allowed 2 earned runs, and struck out 10.
Julio Urias has compiled a very impressive season so far. The southpaw is 13-3 with a 3.40 ERA. His last start was against the Diamondbacks where he went 5 innings and allowed 0 earned runs. The Dodgers won that game 13-0.
Pitching is a major reason why this team has had such a good year. The club owns an ERA of 3.20 which is the best in the sport.
Despite dealing with some injuries and key players missing time, the offense has still done a good job. They are 2nd in baseball scoring 5.20 runs per game.
Los Angeles has hit 151 home runs which is 5th best in the majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 38-82 in their last 120 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Angels are 7-16 in their last 23 road games vs. a left handed starter.
- Angels are 3-7 in their last 10 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Angels are 15-40 in their last 55 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Dodgers are 20-7 in their last 27 Saturday games.
- Dodgers are 25-9 in their last 34 interleague home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Dodgers are 37-14 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series.
- Dodgers are 26-11 in their last 37 games vs. the American League West.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
The Dodgers have been playing good baseball and I look for that to continue in this series. I just have a hard time seeing the Angels compete with them.
The Dodgers are the better team by quite a bit and clearly the oddsmakers agree as the Dodgers are $5 dollar favorites in this game.
I look for Urias to keep up his good pitching. There are not many negatives that come to mind when you think of him. Barria was good in his last start, but he is going to have his hands full with this lineup tonight. I look for the Dodgers to get to him and get into the Angels bullpen.
I would definitely recommend staying off the moneyline with the Dodgers here given how high it is. I feel good they can win by 2 or more runs, so I will play them on the run line.
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