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The Freeway Series Has Been One-Sided

The battle for baseball supremacy in LA has been less a battle and more of a beating recently. The LA Angels have won eight of the past nine contests against the Dodgers in the Freeway Series. The Halos have outscored the Dodgers 42-24 in that span with all but two of those victories coming by two runs or more.

Shark Bites
  • The Dodgers are 2-7 SU in their past nine game against teams with losing records.
  • The Angels have won their past four games on the road.
  • The UNDER is 15-6 in the past 21 games at Dodgers Stadium.

The Dodgers will try to take it to their rivals when they send Kenta Maeda to the mound Monday. After starting the season red-hot, Maeda has struggled to a 5.09 ERA in his past three outings.

The Angels will send their own struggling pitcher to the mound when Matt Shoemaker will make his second start since being called up from Triple A. Shoemaker – who has a 9.12 ERA in the majors this season – allowed seven hits and four earned runs in just 4.0 innings in his last start against the Cardinals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Angels were listed as 161 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.0-3.3 result in favor of the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (20-18) will face the 16-21 Angels in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Dodgers rated this week at No. 13 and the Los Angeles Angels sitting at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles Dodgers No. 15 ranked offense (4.24 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 19 at 4.46 runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been averaging 8.11 hits per game, less than the Los Angeles Angels have managed so far this season (8.32 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

H Santiago chucked 8 shutout innings at the Mariners in their last game, striking out 5 in a 3-0 win against Seattle in baseball action at Safeco Field.

Los Angeles suffered a 5-2 loss against St. Louis on Sunday, as A Wood wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of LA Dodgers's last 21 games at home
  • LA Dodgers is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing LA Angels

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 17th