Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+188) Dodgers (-205)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where AJ Pollock and the Los Angeles Dodgers (39-17, 1st in NL West) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (26-31, 3rd in AL West) on Friday. The Angels open this contest at +188 while the Dodgers are coming in at -205. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Andrew Heaney and Clayton Kershaw.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/20/2020 Franklin Barreto 2B Shoulder Out for the season
9/15/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Out for the season
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/24/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Probable for Sep 24
9/20/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Suspension Suspended until Oct 1
9/17/2020 Caleb Ferguson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 26-31 overall record this season. Heaney (24-29 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.32 and he has gone up against 2,105 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.39 (244 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.240. He has allowed 484 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 136 walks. Heaney has taken the hill for 500 innings and has earned 497 punchouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 244 hitters and walked 88 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 466 base hits and 277 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 496. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .248, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Max Stassi is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 24 hits this season in 82 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .561 and an OPS+ of 152. Anthony Rendon is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .417. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Angels have 475 hits, including 92 doubles and 82 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 234 times so far this season and they have struck out 463 times as a unit. They have left 408 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 283 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 39-17 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Kershaw has surrendered 1,748 base knocks while tallying 2,523 K's in 2,328 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 630 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.002 and a FIP of 2.8. His SO/W ratio is 4.31 and he has gone up against 9,160 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Kershaw (175-76 career mark) has earned a 2.44 ERA while conceding 6.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.83 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 231 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.08. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 394 base knocks and 172 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 137 hitters and struck out 474 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.06 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .477 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. AJ Pollock comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .303. He has 49 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 183 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .530 with an OPS+ of 122. Corey Seager is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 64 hits in 197 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .609. The Dodgers as a unit have 489 base hits, including 91 doubles and 107 homers. Los Angeles has walked 212 times this year and they have struck out on 441 occasions. They have had 365 men left on base and have an OPS of .814. They have scored 5.77 runs per game and totaled 323 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-205)
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