Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/14/2020
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-160) Angels (+148)
Tommy La Stella and the Los Angeles Angels (7-12, 4th in AL West) play the Los Angeles Dodgers (12-7, 2nd in NL West) at Angel Stadium on Friday. The Dodgers open this game at -160 while the Angels are priced at +148. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Clayton Kershaw and Patrick Sandoval.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/13/2020 Will Smith C Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/12/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Corey Seager SS Back Probable for Aug 13
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/10/2020 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/8/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/8/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/4/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 12-7 overall record this season. Kershaw has taken the hill for 188 innings and has earned 201 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.06 (64 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.047. He has surrendered 155 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 42 walks. Kershaw (17-6 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.91 and he has faced 747 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.24 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .166 against the bullpen and they've struck out 84 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.34. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 126 base hits and 45 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 168. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.53.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .232, good for 21st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 19 hits this season in 72 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 124. AJ Pollock is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .577. The Dodgers have 151 hits, including 30 doubles and 30 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 65 times so far this season and they have struck out 141 times as a unit. They have left 127 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 96 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 7-12 overall mark this year. Sandoval (0-5 career win-loss record) has a 4.58 ERA while allowing 7.9 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.38 and he has faced 209 batters in his pro baseball career. In his MLB career, Sandoval has surrendered 43 base hits while earning 50 K's in 49 frames. He has surrendered a total of 25 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.303 and having a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 78 batters and walked 43 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 153 base knocks and 85 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 165 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 23rd in the league. The Angels hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Tommy La Stella comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .413. He has 15 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 139. Anthony Rendon is hitting .180 this season and he has an OBP of .406. He has collected 9 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Angels as a unit have 144 base hits, including 26 doubles and 34 homers. Los Angeles has walked 83 times this year and they have struck out on 162 occasions. They have had 131 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 92 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-160)
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