Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+146) Dodgers (-158)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers (40-17, 1st in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Angels (26-31, 3rd in AL West) on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Angels priced at +146 and the Dodgers are at -158. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Dylan Bundy and Tony Gonsolin.
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
9/25/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Probable for Sep 25
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. Bundy (44-48 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.60 and he has faced 2,895 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.54 (343 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.301. He has allowed 662 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 223 walks. Bundy has taken the mound for 680 innings and has earned 674 K's during his 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 13th 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. Anthony Rendon is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .417. He has 52 hits this season in 185 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 151. Mike Trout is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 195 at bats. His OPS+ is 167 while his slugging percentage is at .595. 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
The Dodgers have a 40-17 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Gonsolin has given up 51 hits while he has totaled 77 strikeouts in 80 innings pitched. He has given up 21 ER's while holding a WHIP of 0.910 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.50 and he has gone up against 315 batters in his pro baseball career. Gonsolin (5-4 career record) has a 2.36 earned run average while giving up 5.7 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 188 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 241 batters and walked 70 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.04. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 397 base knocks and 173 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 490 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th 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. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .325 with an OBP of .374. He has 65 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 200 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .620 with an OPS+ of 166. AJ Pollock is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 49 hits in 186 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Dodgers as a unit have 497 base hits, including 94 doubles and 108 homers. Los Angeles has walked 216 times this year and they have struck out on 444 occasions. They have had 373 men left on base and have an OPS of .814. They have scored 5.75 runs per game and totaled 328 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-158)
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