Dodgers vs. Angels - 5/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (16-21) at Los Angeles Dodgers (20-17)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
M Shoemaker (1-5) (9.12) vs. Kenta Maeda (3-2) (2.30)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -190 / Los Angeles Angels +161 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers begin their interleague series Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
The Los Angeles Angels look to build on their sweep of the Seattle Mariners. The Angels have scored 19 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has been hit or miss all year, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 44 hits, Mike Trout has 25 RBI and Albert Pujols has eight home runs. Matt Shoemaker gets the nod, and he’s 1-5 with a 9.12 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Shoemaker’s second career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been consistent lately, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 41 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 20 RBI and Joc Pederson has six home runs. Kenta Maeda takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.30 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s first career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Shoemakers last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 1-5 in their last 6 Monday games and 4-0 in their last 4 interleague home games. The Angels are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-8 in the last 9 meetings overall.
Both of these offenses are starting to show sings of life, especially the Angels who have won three straight. Instead of playing with heavy juice, I like the value of the over. After all, Shoemaker has allowed 17 runs in his last three games.