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Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 7/7/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (47-40) at Los Angeles Angels (45-44)
Date & Time Saturday July 7, 2018, 7:15 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +150 / Los Angeles Dodgers -160 --- Over/Under: 9
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MLB | Los Angeles Dodgers (47-40) at Los Angeles Angels (45-44)
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 14 of their last 16 games when scoring more than two runs. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 86 hits and 57 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 155 hits and 80 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 6-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. This will be Stripling’s second career game against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 94 hits and 49 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols have combined for 172 hits and 85 RBI. Deck McGuire gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 7.56 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be McGuire’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 13-3 in their last 16 road games, 20-7 in their last 27 interleague games and 29-14 in their last 43 Saturday games. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 3-7 in their last 10 Saturday games and 3-9 in their last 12 games on grass. 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 Dodgers had Friday's game won but ended up blowing another save. The Angels are still a team that can't string wins together and finds creative ways to lose. They now throw out a pitcher in McGuire who has allowed nine hits and nine runs in 8.1 innings with the Angels. Overall this season, McGuire has given up 18 hits and 15 runs in 16.2 innings. I can't get behind those numbers. Give me the Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers -160

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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