Los Angeles Angels (49-47) at Los Angeles Dodgers (52-43)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 15, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers / Los Angeles Angels --- Over/Under:
The Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Los Angeles Angels look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Angels have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won eight straight games when scoring more than two runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 104 hits and 50 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Albert Pujols have combined for 187 hits and 93 RBI. Deck McGuire gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 6.10 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be McGuire’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a victory here after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 92 hits and 60 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 169 hits and 85 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 2.61 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 6-2 with a 2.42 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 7-16 in their last 23 vs. a team with a winning record. The Dodgers are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series, 51-15 in Kershaws last 66 home starts and 60-19 in Kershaws last 79 starts. The Angels are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles, the Dodgers are 4-0 in Kershaws last 4 home starts vs. Angels and 5-0 in Kershaws last 5 starts vs. Angels.
The Angels may have won Saturday night, but they're still awful on the road overall. The Los Angeles Dodgers are finally winning with Kershaw on the hill, and he's allowed six hits and two runs in his last 12 innings, looking more like the elite Kershaw we're used to seeing. Current Angels are hitting just .201 against Kershaw in 169 at bats, and it's even harder to hit him when you don't see him often. I'll back the Dodgers here and take the RL to add value to the bet. Four of the Dodgers five wins this season with Kershaw on the hill, they won by two or more runs.