Los Angeles Dodgers (47-39) at Los Angeles Angels (44-44)
|Date & Time||Friday July 6, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Los Angeles Dodgers --- Over/Under:
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Dodgers have scored 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 15 of their last 17 games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 84 hits and 55 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 154 hits and 80 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 3.36 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels could use a victory here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Angels have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost 11 of their last 14 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Mike Trout leads the Angels with 93 hits and 49 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols have combined for 169 hits and 85 RBI. Felix Pena gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.71 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Pena is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 11-1 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series, 13-3 in their last 16 road games and 5-2 in Maedas last 7 starts. The Angels are 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games, 14-6 in their last 20 interleague home games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Dodgers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Angels are in full struggle mode and playing a late Thursday night game doesn't help. The Los Angeles Dodgers remain one of the hottest teams in baseball and pretty much don't lose whenever the offense shows up even a little bit. Meada has also been rather solid recently, allowing three or less runs in each of his last seven starts. Pena has just three career starts under his belt, and he's going up against a hot Dodgers offense. Hard not to like the Dodgers here.