Dodgers vs. Angels - 5/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (17-21) at Los Angeles Dodgers (20-19)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Jered Weaver (3-2) (6.10) vs. C Kershaw (5-1) (1.74)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -290 / Los Angeles Angels +260 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Angels have scored 19 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Angels offense hasn’t been consistent this season but they have 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. Jered Weaver gets the ball, and he’s 3-2 with a 6.10 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 6-2 with a 2.52 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Dodgers have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.45 and have lost six of their last seven when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 43 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 20 RBI and Yasiel Puig has four home runs. Clayton Kershaw takes the hill, and he’s 5-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 4-2 with a 2.91 ERA and 57 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-9 in Weavers last 13 starts with 4 days of rest. The Dodgers are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. American League West and 48-18 in Kershaws last 66 starts. The Dodgers are 4-1 in Kershaws last 5 starts vs. Angels.
The Angels are playing some of their best baseball at the moment, but anytime I see Kershaw, I pick Kershaw. It's really that simple when one of the best pitchers in the world is on the hill.