Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers 7/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Deck McGuire vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Los Angeles Angels visit Dodger Stadium on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Deck McGuire for the Angels and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has the Angels at +157 and the Dodgers at -167. The Angels have a 45-46-3 over/under record and a 42-52-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 42-53-0 against the run line and have a 40-48-7 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 45-46-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 42-52-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 40-48-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 42-53-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
07/13/18 DH Albert Pujols Knee 10-day DL (07/13)
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 10-day DL (07/11)
07/05/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/29/18 SS Zack Cozart Shoulder 60-day DL (06/29)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 10-day DL (06/27)
06/16/18 P Jim Johnson Back 10-day DL (06/12)
06/15/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (06/12)
06/08/18 3B Kaleb Cowart Ankle 10-day DL (06/07)
05/21/18 C Rene Rivera Knee 60-day DL (05/17)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/15/18 P Sean Isaac Elbow 10-day DL (05/14)
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
07/13/18 3B Justin Turner Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Los Angeles Angels
07/09/18 RF Yasiel Puig Oblique 10-day DL (07/09)
07/07/18 P Yimi Garcia Forearm 10-day DL (07/04)
07/07/18 P Kenta Maeda Paternity List is out indefinitely
06/28/18 P Josh Fields Shoulder 10-day DL (06/28)
06/16/18 P Pedro Baez Biceps 10-day DL (06/13)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 48-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Deck McGuire has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 6.10 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 20.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 337 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 356 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 784 base hits and 356 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 322 batters and struck out 860. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .455. He has 103 hits this season in 329 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .614 and an OPS+ of 195. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 313 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Angels have 790 hits, including 141 doubles and 127 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 308 times so far this season and they have struck out 722 times as a unit. They have left 644 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 417 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 52-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.61, Clayton Kershaw has a 3-4 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 69 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 59 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 366 batters and walked 137 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 765 base knocks and 327 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 257 hitters and struck out 893 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Dodgers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Chris Taylor comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .332. He has 86 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 340 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .450 with an OPS+ of 111. Matt Kemp is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 91 hits in 288 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Dodgers as a unit have 772 base hits, including 171 doubles and 126 homers. Los Angeles has walked 358 times this year and they have struck out on 788 occasions. They have had 630 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 444 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -167
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