Dodgers vs. Angels Prediction
Will Clayton Kershaw get the Dodgers back on track tonight with a win against the Angels at 10:07PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Dodgers are -222 money line favorites versus the Angels, who have odds of +180 to pull off the upset tonight at home. With Clayton Kershaw set to face Ramirez in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 7.5 runs.
From Rotoworld: Kershaw allowed just three singles, a double and a walk over six scoreless innings while striking out eight Colorado batters in a win Saturday. Kershaw has been winning on a regular basis, but he has also been serving up plenty of long balls lately. Saturday’s start was his first outing since May 23 where he did not have one of his pitches leave the year. He’ll look to keep it rolling in Saturday’s road game in San Diego.
Ramirez kept the Red Sox to one run over six innings Saturday, leading the Angels to a 6-3 victory. Ramirez gave up just four hits, one of which was a Mitch Moreland solo home run for the only Sox run against him. He also didn’t walk a batter while striking out five. A lot of the shine has worn off the 28-year-old since his surprising start to the season, but he’s still 7-5 with a passable 4.38 ERA in 17 appearances. Another tough test is on tap for Thursday, when the Angels travel “across town” to face the Dodgers in an interleague battle.
OUR PREDICTION: The Dodgers have won 36 of Kershaw’s last 52 road starts, are 5-0 in his last five interleague starts, and are 42-9 in his last 51 outings overall. On the other side, the Angels are 4-10 in their last 14 games following a win, are 1-7 in their last eight games when their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous game, and are 2-6 in their last eight games when playing the fourth game of a series.
THURSDAY MLB PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -1.5 (-115)