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Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels odds, picks and prediction

Apr 26, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias (7) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers (17-15) meet the Los Angeles Angels (13-17) Friday in Game 1 of the Freeway Series at Angel Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 9:38 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook‘s lines around the Dodgers vs. Angels odds with MLB picks and predictions.

The Dodgers are struggling, as they’ve lost three straight series to the Chicago Cubs (0-3), Milwaukee Brewers (1-3) and Cincinnati Reds (1-2), but three of their last four losses were walk-offs.

The Angels have lost five straight games, including a four-game sweep by the Tampa Bay Rays and the rubber match of their series loss to the Seattle Mariners.

These teams met six times last year and the Dodgers won all six games with four of them decided by 2 or more runs.

LHP Julio Urías takes the hill for the Dodgers. He is 4-0 with 2.87 ERA (37 2/3 IP, 12 ER) 0.90 WHIP, 1.4 BB/9 and 10.0 K/9 across 6 starts.

  • Last outing: Win in 7 IP with 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB and 10 K vs. the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday.
  • Career in Interleague play: 1-0 with a 2.36 ERA (34 1/3 IP, 9 ER), 1.14 WHIP and 10.2 K/9 in 5 starts and 6 relief appearances.

RHP Griffin Canning is the projected starter for the Angels. He is 2-2 with a 6.20 ERA (20 1/3 IP, 14 ER), 1.33 WHIP, 3.1 BB/9 and 11.5 K/9 across 4 starts and 1 relief appearance.

  • Last outing: Win in 5 1/3 IP with 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB and 9 K at the Seattle Mariners Saturday.
  • Career in Interleague play: 2-1 with a 3.93 ERA (36 2/3 IP, 16 ER), 1.36 WHIP and 8.3 K/9 across 7 starts.

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Dodgers at Angels odds, lines, picks and prediction

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 11:20 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Dodgers -160 (bet $160 to win $100) | Angels +135 (bet $100 to win $135)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Dodgers -1.5 (+100) | Angels +1.5 (-120)
  • Over/Under: 8.5 (O: -120 | U: +100)

Prediction

Dodgers 4, Angels 2

Money line (ML)

BET the DODGERS (-160) for 1 unit. First, the Dodgers are tied for the second-worst luck factor at minus-3 and should have three more wins.

On the other side, the Angels are 1-5 vs. left-handed pitching and have the second-worst Pythagorean win-loss record, which is to say they’re worse than their record indicates.

Also, the Dodgers’ lineup is first in wRC+ and hard-hit rate, and second in both wOBA and BB/K vs. right-handed pitching.

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Run line/Against the spread (ATS)

PASS on the run line because the Dodgers’ money line is pricey enough and their run line isn’t a plus-money payout.

Over/Under (O/U)

“LEAN” to the UNDER 8.5 (+100) because the Dodgers lineup has been inconsistent lately but Urías has elite stuff.

For instance, Statcast grades Urías in the 98th percentile in chase%, 87th percentile in hard-hit rate and 91st percentile in BB%.

Furthermore, Canning is a 24-year-old who has shown some promise; he throws a mid-90s fastball and ranks in the 97th percentile of whiff% and 80th percentile of chase rate.

It’s only a “lean” because these teams have a combined 7-3 O/U record when their respective starters are on the mound and the Over cashed in five of the last six head-to-head meetings.

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