June 19, 2009

Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels Preview 6/19/09

MLB Betting Preview
Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels
Friday, 10:05 pm Eastern

SBG Global Opening Line: Dodgers – 112 , Total 8 Under – 120

The battle of Los Angeles resumes on Friday night as the Angels host the Dodgers. Late last month it was the Angels winning two of three at Dodger Stadium so the Dodgers will try and return the favor this weekend. It may not be easy considering the Angels are 8-1 against the National League this season.

SBG Global reports that early MLB Betting has the public taking Dodgers on the Road.

The Angels have won six straight and are playing their best ball of the season. Interleague play has definitely helped the Angels get going.
“From an offensive end, I don’t think we’re a traditional American League club with the DH,” said Angels manager Mike Scioscia, “We’ve got guys who rotate there, which gives you flexibility in National League parks. I think it helps us maybe sometimes more than some American League clubs going in a National League park.” The Angels are looking at getting Valdimir Guerrero and Torii Hunter back into the starting lineup on Friday.

Friday’s matchup should be a good one as Chad Billingsley goes for the Dodgers while the Angels counter with Joe Saunders. Billingsley won his 9th game of the year in his last start against the Rangers, tying him for the National League lead in wins. He has gone at least six innings in 13 of 14 starts. He is 1-2 with a 2.45 ERA in five career games against the Angels.

Saunders was great in his last outing against San Diego and nearly pitched a complete game. He gave up just one run on eight hits. He is 1-1 in two career outings against the Dodgers with a 2.92 ERA.

Here are the MLB Betting stats for Friday’s game. The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Dodgers are 14-37 in their last 51 interleague road games. The Dodgers are 5-1 in Billingsley’s last 6 road starts. The Dodgers are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings at the Angels.

Bookmaker Sportsbook Current Line: Dodgers – 110 , Total 8 Over – 115

The Angels are 4-0 in their last 4 home games. The Angels are 18-5 in their last 23 vs. the National League West. The Angels are 28-13 in Saunders’ last 41 home starts.

The Under is 6-1 in the Dodgers last 7 road games. The Under is 11-4 in the Dodgers last 15 Interleague games. The Under is 4-0-2 in Billingsley’s last 6 road starts. The Under is 11-5 in the Angels last 16 home games.

Pick: Angels

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