Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-154) Angels (+142)
Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers (14-7, 1st in NL West) head to Angel Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (7-13, 4th in AL West). The Angels open this matchup at +142 while the Dodgers are priced at -154. The total opens at 10. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Dustin May and Julio Teheran.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/14/2020 Will Smith C Neck Probable for Aug 15
8/13/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF 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 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/14/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/14/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
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 14-7 overall record this season. May (3-4 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.18 while facing 222 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.33 (20 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.128. He has given up 51 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 10 walks. May has taken the mound for 54 innings and is sitting with 49 strikeouts in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.49 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .173 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 29 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 2.4. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 138 base hits and 51 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 62 batters and struck out 183. 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 3.66.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .240, good for 18th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Corey Seager is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 18 hits this season in 59 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .576 and an OPS+ of 155. Mookie Betts is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 76 at bats. His OPS+ is 178 while his slugging percentage is at .658. The Dodgers have 173 hits, including 34 doubles and 38 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 71 times so far this season and they have struck out 156 times as a unit. They have left 137 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 5.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 114 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his MLB career, Teheran has given up 1,196 base hits while accumulating 1,187 strikeouts in 1,364 innings. He has allowed a total of 561 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.215 and having a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.57 and he has gone up against 5,686 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. Teheran (77-74 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.70 ERA while allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 82 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 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 162 base knocks and 91 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 80 hitters and struck out 174 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 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 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 23rd in the league. The Angels hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Tommy La Stella comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .403. He has 16 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 56 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 131. Mike Trout is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 20 hits in 65 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 181 and a slugging percentage of .692. The Angels as a unit have 150 base hits, including 28 doubles and 35 homers. Los Angeles has walked 86 times this year and they have struck out on 171 occasions. They have had 135 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 96 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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