There are some fantastic rivalries in MLB, with the likes of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees or the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals being the most high-profile. Many of the best rivalries come when you have a pair of division rivals going head to head, as meeting regularly often means that bad blood begins to develop, which only intensifies over time. There are some series that would definitely become a thing if the teams in question were not sitting in different leagues. Imagine what would happen in the Mets and the Yankees met regularly.
The Subway Series, which we will also see this week, would probably very quickly become more than a little acrimonious. The same rules apply with the LA Dodgers and the LA Angels, but we simply don’t get to see them go head to head often enough. We will see it this week, though, as those two will be hooking up for an interleague series starting on Monday. The Dodgers will start the Monday game favored by 1 ½, with the run total for this one set at 9.
Dodgers vs Angels MLB Betting Odds & Pick for Monday Night
- When: Monday, June 10 at 10:07 PM EST
- Where: Angels Stadium, Anaheim
- Starting Pitchers: Ryu vs. Canning
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Radio: 830 AM
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -190 (Total 9)
Why bet on the LA Dodgers?
The Dodgers have, by far, the best win percentage in the National League, but they have now also very quietly become the team with the best record in all of baseball. This should perhaps come as no real surprise when you consider that this team has gone to back to back World Series. Still, their 45-21 record on the season needs to be applauded, as does their performance over the last 10 games, where they are 8-2 SU.
While they have been close to unbeatable at home, they have also been steady on the road, posting a 20-14 record away from home. They have only played 2 interleague games this season, going 1-1 in those. As a road favorite, the Dodgers are 15-17 ATS. They will send Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-1, 1.35 ERA) to the mound for this one.
- Runs: 5.29
- Hits: 8.83
- Walks: 3.98
- Strike Outs: 7.80
- Runs: 3.64
- Hits: 7.36
- Walks: 2.24
- Strike Outs: 8.70
Why bet on the LA Angels?
The LA Angels have had stretches this season where they have looked very good, but the harsh reality is that there simply hasn’t been enough of those moments. As it stands now, they are sitting 4 games below .500 at 31-35 and are now 13 ½ games off the pace being set at the top of the AL West by the Houston Astros. While it was great that the Angels locked up Mike Trout to a long-term deal, they are potentially wasting his best years by not building a better squad around him.
The Angels come into this one having gone 4-6 in their last 10 games, plus they are a game below .500 at home this season. They have had some success in interleague play, going 4-2 SU. They will have Griffin Canning (2-2, 3.52 ERA) on the mound here.
- Runs: 5.06
- Hits: 8.82
- Walks: 3.76
- Strike Outs: 6.35
- Runs: 5.14
- Hits: 8.44
- Walks: 3.58
- Strike Outs: 8.89
Dodgers vs Angels MLB Betting Trends
- Dodgers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’ last 6 games on the road
- Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National League
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’ last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
- Dodgers are 32-12 against the money line against right-handed starters this season
- Angels are 44-54 against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons
- Ryu is 2-0 when starting against the Angels with an ERA of 0.83 and a WHIP of 0.600
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Dodgers vs Angels
On paper, the Dodgers look to be light years ahead of the Angels, and I think that difference in quality might just be revealed on Monday. Ryu has been amazing all season, so look for another big performance in a comfortable win for the Dodgers.
Score: LA Dodgers 5 – LA Angels 1