Angels vs. Dodgers - 5/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (21-19) at Los Angeles Angels (17-22)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Ross Stripling (1-2) (4.26) vs. N Tropeano (1-2) (3.68)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -120 / Los Angeles Dodgers +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels now take their series to Angel Stadium on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense is picking up steam, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 44 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 20 RBI and Joc Pederson has eight home runs. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Stripling’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in four of their last six games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has been hit or miss all year, and they’ve won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 46 hits, Mike Trout has 27 RBI and Albert Pujols has eight home runs. Nick Tropeano takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.68 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. This will be Tropeano’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. American League West. The Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League West and 0-6 in their last 6 home games. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Angels have to win a home game eventually, and their offense has been a little more consistent as of late. The pitching matchup is a wash, so I'm going to side with the home team and the cheap price.