Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (79-58) at Los Angeles Angels (69-67)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
Z Greinke (15-3) (1.64) vs. N Tropeano (1-2) (5.15)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +165 / Los Angeles Dodgers -175 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Monday in an interleague MLB matchup.
The Los Angeles Angels are still trying to regroup and still have a chance at the post season. The Angels are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 41-28 at home, and they are 5.5 games back in the National League West and 2.5 games out of the final Wildcard spot in the AL. As a team the Angels are hitting .243 with Mike Trout hitting .298, Erick Aybar hitting .269, and Kole Calhoun hitting .267. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.89 with the starters at 3.96 and the bullpen at 3.74. For game one against the Dodgers the Angels start Nicholas Tropeano who has allowed 20 hits and 10 earned runs while striking out 12 over 16.1 innings for a 1-2 record and a 5.51 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing some of their best baseball of the season and they are extending their lead in the National League West. The Dodgers are 8-2 in their last 10 games31-37 on the road, and they have a 7.5 game lead on the Dodgers in the NL West. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .252 with Andre Ethier hitting .299, Howie Kendrick hitting .296, and Adrian Gonzalez hitting .279. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.40 with the starters at 3.12 and the bullpen at 4.01. For game one against the Angels the Dodgers start Zack Greinke who has allowed 126 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 169 over 186.2 innings for a 15-3 record and a 1.59 ERA.
The Angels are 2-5 in their last seven home games, 2-7 in their last nine games against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 in their last six games as a home underdog. Los Angeles is 11-2 in their last 13 games, 5-1 in their last six games as a road favorite, and 10-4 in Greinke’s last 14 starts as a road favorite. The Dodgers have won their last six games against the Angels.
There isn’t going to be much scoring in this one so the under which is set at 7 looks like a layup and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.