Angels vs. Dodgers Friday Prediction
The Angels and Dodgers will meet Friday night at 10:10 p.m. ET. Will Game 1 between the two in-state rivals fall under the total for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 13, 2018
10:10 p.m. ET, Target Field
TV: LAA (FSW); LAD (SNLA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Dodgers as a -160 favorite. As of this writing, 65% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to beat the Angels on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Angels' Pena allows two runs in 5 1/3 innings vs. Dodgers
Felix Pena struck out eight batters and allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings but did not factor into the decision against the Dodgers on Friday. Matt Kemp got him for a pair of RBI singles but other than that he was untouchable. He gave up just one other hit and issued one base-on-balls in the nice outing. Pena is a reliever who was forced into the rotation due to a plethora of injuries to Angels starters. He has responded well, surrendering a total of six runs in his first four starts combined. Overall he has a 3.63 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in four starts and two relief appearances. He has a quality 27:6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 22 1/3 innings.
Dodgers' Buehler set to return to Dodgers' rotation Friday
Walker Buehler (ribs) will return to the Dodgers' rotation on Friday against the Angels. And it sounds like the Dodgers are planning to go with a six-man rotation coming out of the All-Star break, with Buehler a prominent member of it. The 23-year-old right-hander has posted a 4-2 record, 3.44 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 54/12 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings this season with Los Angeles. He last made a start at the major league level back on June 8.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are 2-6 in their last eight road games versus the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are a perfect 4-0 in their last four home games.
The under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams at Dodger Stadium and has cashed in six of the last seven meetings overall. The under is also 5-1-1 in the Angels' last seven road games, is 9-3-1 in their last 13 games overall, and is 17-6-3 in their last 26 interleague games. On the other side, the under is 6-1 in the Dodgers' last seven games and is 4-0 in their last four games coming off a win.
The Pick: Angels/Dodgers under 8