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Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 7/8/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (48-40) at Los Angeles Angels (45-45)
Date & Time Sunday July 8, 2018, 8:08 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -105 / Los Angeles Dodgers -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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MLB | Los Angeles Dodgers (48-40) at Los Angeles Angels (45-45)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 15 of their last 17 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. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 3.84 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. This will be Wood’s first career game against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a bounce back victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Angels have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have lost eight of their last nine games when scoring less than three runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 97 hits and 50 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols have combined for 172 hits and 85 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 3.94 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 0-2 with a 6.10 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 Sunday games, 4-1 in Woods last 5 road starts and 4-0 in Woods last 4 starts. The Angels are 5-16 in their last 21 during game 3 of a series, 0-5 in Heaneys last 5 interleague starts and 1-4 in Heaneys last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles, 3-5 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Angels are in terrible form right now and need a win to kind of turn things around before this season starts to slip away from them. The Los Angeles Dodgers have caught fire the last month or so and don't seem to be slowing down any time soon. However, Wood has an ERA of 4.04 on the road with an allowed batting average of .255, which is consistent with the season overall. Wood isn't the toughest pitcher in the world to hit. Heaney has pitched a ton on the road lately, but at home, he's allowing a .201 batting average with a 2.18 ERA. The Angels have won four of the last five home games in which Heaney has pitched. Give me the Los Angeles Angels.

Los Angeles Angels -105

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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