Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 9/27/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+155) Dodgers (-180)
AJ Pollock and the Los Angeles Dodgers (41-17, 1st in NL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (26-32, 3rd in AL West) at Dodger Stadium on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Angels coming in at +155 and the Dodgers are at -180. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Griffin Canning and Brusdar Graterol.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/26/2020 Luis Rengifo 2B Hamstring Probable for Sep 26
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
9/26/2020 Max Muncy 1B Wrist Probable for Sep 26
9/26/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Probable for Sep 26
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 26-32 overall record this season. Canning has thrown 146 innings and is sitting with 152 K's during his career. His ERA is 4.37 (71 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.279. He has allowed 134 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 53 walks. Canning (7-9 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.35 and he has faced 622 opposing hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 210 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 247 hitters and walked 91 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 5.05. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 478 base hits and 286 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 192 batters and struck out 502. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .390. He has 56 hits this season in 199 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .603 and an OPS+ of 168. Anthony Rendon is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .418. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 189 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Angels have 487 hits, including 94 doubles and 85 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 234 times so far this season and they have struck out 473 times as a unit. They have left 414 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 288 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 41-17 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Graterol has surrendered 27 base hits while totaling 22 punchouts in 30 innings. He has given up a total of 12 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.056 and having a FIP of 3.1. His SO/W ratio is 4.40 and he has faced 121 opposing batters in his career. Graterol (1-3 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.56 earned run average and has allowed 8.0 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.79 and they have given up 192 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 248 batters and walked 70 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.1 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 3.02. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 409 base knocks and 175 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 500 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 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 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .482 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. AJ Pollock comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .302. He has 50 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 189 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 122. Corey Seager is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 65 hits in 204 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .608. The Dodgers as a unit have 509 base hits, including 95 doubles and 113 homers. Los Angeles has walked 221 times this year and they have struck out on 450 occasions. They have had 381 men left on base and have an OPS of .821. They have scored 5.81 runs per game and totaled 337 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-180)
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