Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels odds, picks and predictions

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The Los Angeles Dodgers (58-30) begin to wrap up their 5-game road trip Friday with the opener of a 2-game interleague series against the Los Angeles Angels (39-51). First pitch is 9:38 p.m. ET at Angel Stadium.

The Dodgers are 2-0 in the Freeway Series vs. the Angels this season.

The Dodgers closed out their mid-week 3-game series at the St. Louis Cardinals with 2 straight wins, including a 4-0 win in the finale Thursday. They have won 13 of their last 15 games.

The Angels are struggling. They lost 3-2 Thursday to the Houston Astros, dropping 2 of 3 in the series. They are 2-10 in their last 12 games.

Dodgers at Angels projected starters

LHP Clayton Kershaw vs. LHP Patrick Sandoval

Kershaw (6-2, 2.40 ERA) makes his 12th start. He has a 1.01 WHIP, 1.7 BB/9 and 9.8 K/9 through 63 2/3 IP.

  • Has allowed 2 or fewer earned runs in 9 of his 11 starts and 1 or 0 earned runs in 8 of them.
  • Has allowed only 1 earned run with 18 K and 1 BB in his last 14 2/3 innings across his last 2 starts.

Sandoval (3-4, 2.95 ERA) makes his 15th start. He has a 1.39 WHIP, 4.0 BB/9 and 9.9 K/9 through 76 1/3 IP.

  • The Angels have lost his last 3 starts despite Sandoval only allowing 1 run in 2 of those outings.
  • Has allowed 2 or fewer earned runs in 10 of his 14 outings.

Dodgers at Angels odds and lines

  • Money line (ML): Dodgers -200 (bet $200 to win $100) | Angels +160 (bet $100 to win $160)
  • Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Dodgers -1.5 (-112) | Angels +1.5 (-108)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 7.5 (O: -125 | U: +100)

Dodgers at Angels picks and predictions

Prediction

Dodgers 5, Angels 2

Money line

The Dodgers are rolling while the Angels are skidding. The Angels have lost Sandoval’s last 3 starts and 6 of his last 7 turns.

Only 2 teams in the majors have more road wins than the Dodgers’ 28 this season.

However PASS on the money line. It isn’t worth the action at -200. The spread is a much better bet for this game.

Run line/Against the spread

The Dodgers almost always win by multiple runs. Fifty-one of their 58 victories have been by 2 or more runs. They are 51-37 ATS overall and 26-19 ATS on the road.

The Angels, though, are pros at losing 1-run games. Five of their last 10 losses have been by just a single run.

That said, I still like the DODGERS -1.5 (-112).

Over/Under

The 2 games between these teams in mid-June had totals of 2 and 5 runs. The Angels scored 1 total run in the series. They have been held to under 3 runs in 7 of their last 12 games.

Ten of the Dodgers’ last 14 games have had 8 or fewer runs.

Take UNDER 7.5 (+100).

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