Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-154) Angels (+142)
Anthony Rendon and the Los Angeles Angels (7-12, 4th in AL West) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (13-7, 2nd in NL West) at Angel Stadium on Saturday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -154 while the Angels are priced at +142. The over/under is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Walker Buehler and Andrew Heaney.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/14/2020 Will Smith C Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/13/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/14/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 13-7 overall record this season. Buehler (23-9 career mark) has a FIP of 3.28 while he has gone up against 1,380 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.17 (121 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.038. He has surrendered 266 hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) with 90 free passes. Buehler has thrown 343 innings and has racked up 390 K's in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.20 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .164 against the bullpen and they've struck out 87 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.5 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 2.32. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 132 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 174. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.05 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .239, good for 16th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. AJ Pollock is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 16 hits this season in 56 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .643 and an OPS+ of 168. Justin Turner is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .453. The Dodgers have 164 hits, including 33 doubles and 36 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 69 times so far this season and they have struck out 147 times as a unit. They have left 133 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 5.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 107 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his career, Heaney has given up 447 hits while accumulating 449 K's in 457 innings pitched. He has conceded 225 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.249 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.62 and he has faced 1,925 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Heaney (21-27 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.43 ERA and has conceded 8.8 hits per 9 innings. 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 4.20.
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 15th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .180 with an OBP of .406. He has 9 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 50 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 135. Tommy La Stella is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 15 hits in 52 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .442. 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels (+142)
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