A day off was much-needed after that high-stakes two-game series.
On Friday, the Dodgers will welcome their crosstown rivals to town when the Angels arrive for a three-game set in the Freeway Series.
For better or worse, Shohei Ohtani won’t be pitching this weekend. It’d be great to see him … but it’d also be great not to see the Angels best pitcher, who has helped the team to a 55-54 record despite Mike Trout missing most of the year.
As for the Dodgers, they’re starting to see Mookie Betts slowly return to his MVP form after injuries hampered him for much of the season and have patched up the starting rotation with Scherzer and Cole Hamels.
LA still needs to keep pace with the Giants in the NL West and the Angels need to go on a run to better position themselves in the AL Wild Card race.
So let’s take a look at Friday’s betting preview!
What Time is the Dodgers Game Today?
Friday’s game is at 7:10 PM PDT in Los Angeles, California.
What Channel is the Dodgers Game on Today?
Home viewers can catch the Dodgers on SportsNet LA, and … Angels fans can do the same! What a world.
Dodgers vs Angels Odds Today
Our friends at WynnBet have the Dodgers as a heavy favorite on Friday, as they come into the contest -225 on the moneyline (bet $225 to win $100) while the Angels are +175 (bet $100 to win $175). If you want to bet the Dodgers but that price is too hefty, check out the run line. The defending champs are -1.5 at -105 (bet $105 to win $100), meaning they have to win the game by two runs or more. The Angels are +1.5 at -116 (bet $116 to win $100).
The run total is 8.5, with the over sitting at -105 (bet $105 to win $100) and the under at -116 (bet $116 to win $100). Place your bets!
Dodgers Pitcher Today
The Dodgers are going with David Price (4-1, 3.55 ERA) on the mound and the Angels will counter with Patrick Sandoval (3-5, 3.38 ERA). Price will only be starting his eighth game of the season, but has fared better in that role for LA. Just compare his slash lines as a starter vs as a reliever!
- As starter – opponents hitting .244 with .695 OPS
- As reliever – opponents hitting .323 with .836 OPS
On the other hand, Sandoval, also a lefty, is having a career year. He’s already eclipsed his season-high innings mark and has significantly lowered his ERA and WHIP while seeing a bump in strikeouts. And he completely shuts down lefties, who bat .141 with a .479 OPS against him.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
Here’s Corey Seager! We’re still waiting for Trea Turner, but maybe not for long…
Dodgers vs Angels Prediction Today
We must say, a bullpen game for the Dodgers just probably won’t fall in their favor. Couple that with the fact their offense has been inconsistent, and it’s easy to see why they might struggle against a lefty starter. The Angels offense is hit-or-miss as well, but they’ve capitalized against inferior pitching matchups. Unfortunately, that could be the case tonight. And you certainly don’t want to be betting that heavily on the Dodgers when one of their top starters isn’t on the mound.
Angels win, 6-2.
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