Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 5/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (21-19) at Los Angeles Angels (17-22)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
R. Stripling (1-2) vs. J Chacin (1-2) (4.81)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +103 / Los Angeles Dodgers -113 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels look to keep their bats hot as they continue their series in their home park against their cross town rivals with the Los Angeles Dodgers in town.
The Dodgers didn’t get off to a great start in this series and will look to add another to the win column as they send Ross Stripling to the mound who will look to improve on his 1-2 record as he will face off against Jhoulys Chacin who is also 1-2 with an ERA of 4.81. The Dodgers are 21-19 on the year and currently hold City of Angels bragging rights in that respect but it was the Halos who were on fire last night and the visitors who need to find their game as the series continues on Thursday night.
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The Angels meanwhile have struggled out of the gate but have turned it on lately and could very well make a move in the seemingly wide open AL West as nobody has taken the reigns thus far. Los Angeles heads in as modest favourites here but the line could change closer to first pitch as the status of Stripling remains to be seen as it was supposed to Scott Kazmir’s turn in the rotation but at the moment it looks like they have made the change and Stripling will throw against Chacin.
The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last five road games against a righty, 20-9 in their last 29 Thursday games, and 3-8 in their last 11 against a team with a losing record while the Angels are 4-1 in their last five overall, 1-5 in their last six home games, and 31-15 in their last 46 Thursday games setting up another exciting intercity matchup on Thursday. The Dodgers had a rough go yesterday but I expect them to bounce back here as they get to Chacin early and often and lock up the win.