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MLB Odds: Dodgers vs. Angels prediction, odds, pick – 7/15/2022

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The Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Los Angeles Angels. Check out our MLB odds series for our Dodgers Angels prediction and pick.

Clayton Kershaw goes to the hill for the Dodgers, while Patrick Sandoval takes the ball for the Angels.

Clayton Kershaw has a 2.40 ERA. Despite the aging process and a constant flow of injuries, Kershaw has found ways to remain formidable, productive, and consistent. The injuries have been annoying and unwelcome, and yet it has to be noted that by not pitching full seasons — getting a month here or there to rehab and slowly work his way back into shape — Kershaw has been able to marshal his resources and not get overextended. Since his return from injury on June 11, he has given up no more than two runs in five of his six starts over the past month. When viewing his full season, not just the post-injury period in June and early July, Kershaw has endured only one bad start since April 18, a six-run outing against the Rockies on June 28. Every other start since April 18 has been superb. The Dodgers could not be happier.

Patrick Sandoval might be the most anonymous pitcher with a sub-three-run ERA in recent baseball memory. Be honest: Unless you’re really deep into fantasy baseball or you chart pitching stats for a living, did you know Sandoval has a 2.95 ERA? He just keeps pumping out good starts for the Halos. Since the Angels have crumbled over the past two months, Sandoval hasn’t received any attention, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been impressive this season. A lot like Kershaw, he rarely has bad starts. He has given up no more than two runs in seven of his last nine starts. That will play. The Angels are 1-6 in his last seven starts. Only two of those starts were subpar performances. The Halos are 1-4 in Sandoval’s last five starts in which he has allowed no more than two runs. That’s hard to do, but the Angels are a near-total mess outside of Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, and yes, Patrick Sandoval.

Courtesy of FanDuel, here are the Dodgers-Angels MLB odds.

MLB Odds: Dodgers-Angels Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers: -1.5 (-118)

Los Angeles Angels: +1.5 (-102)

Over: 8 (-102)

Under: 8 (-120)

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Why The Dodgers Could Cover the Spread

The Dodgers are 13-2 in their last 15 games. They have an in-form version of Clayton Kershaw on the mound. The Angels’ batting average has hovered near .200 in recent weeks. The Halos are playing awful offense and cannot give Ohtani or Trout extra protection in the batting order since Anthony Rendon is out. Kershaw should feast on Angel hitters, and the Dodgers have Freddie Freeman in top shape. Freeman is 13 for 16 in his last four games. He is white-hot, and that transforms how successful the Dodgers are likely to be at the plate. This is an elite team playing elite baseball right now, going up against a broken opponent whose Angel wings have been clipped.

Why The Angels Could Cover the Spread

After batting the Houston Astros in a tough, tense, close three-game series, the Angels know they can compete with the best. It’s just a matter of getting that one extra big hit. The Angels nearly won that series against the defending American League champions. They had a chance to walk it off in the bottom of the ninth on Thursday but couldn’t come through in the rubber game of that series. As they turn around to face the Dodgers, they have a sub-three-run ERA pitcher on the mound. Patrick Sandoval can go toe-to-toe with Kershaw and win.

Final Dodgers-Angels Prediction & Pick

If you think the Dodgers are due for a letdown game, you might pick the Angels with plus money, but the best play is probably the under, with two sub-three ERA pitchers going at it. The only thing standing in the way of the under cashing is if Freddie Freeman hits a three-run bomb and collects five RBI. Take the under.

Final Dodgers-Angels Prediction & Pick: Under 8