10:10 pm
August 6

Angels @ Dodgers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Angels (55-54)

@ Los Angeles Dodgers (65-44)


Starting Pitchers:

Sandoval (LAA): 3-5; 3.38 ERA

Price (LAD) 4-1; 3.55 ERA


Current odds:

Los Angeles Angels: (+190)

Los Angeles Dodgers: (-210)


The Dodgers are the eight-time defending National League West champs, while the Angels are trying to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2014. Recent head-to-head games, however, provide mixed signals. Since the start of the 2016 season, the Angels have a 14-13 advantage in the matchup known as the Freeway Series. The Angels also are 2-1 in the season series in 2021, with the one defeat showing how pesky they can be.

The Dodgers will send left-hander David Price (4-1, 3.55 ERA) to the mound Friday. In 18 career starts against the Angels, he is 7-7 with a 3.28 ERA. Since 2018, Price is 2-0 vs. them in three starts, with a 1.38 ERA. The Angels will counter with lefty Patrick Sandoval (3-5, 3.38), who will be just two outings removed from a near no-hitter on July 24 at Minnesota. Sandoval, who has given up just one run in each of his past two starts, is 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA in three career outings (two starts) against the Dodgers.

Without Mike Trout (calf injury), Jared Walsh (chest/side) and Anthony Rendon (hip), the Angels are relying on talented young players such as Jo Adell, Brandon Marsh and Jack Mayfield. Even with Shohei Ohtani’s power at their disposal, the Angels used a more complete brand of baseball to win three consecutive games at Texas this week.

In Thursday’s 5-0 victory, the Angels moved over runners, forced the Rangers into two throwing errors, got a stolen base from David Fletcher and a bunt single from Adam Eaton three innings after he hit a home run.

StreakSmarter Pick
Los Angeles Dodgers