Major League Baseball: Interleague LAA vs. LAD
Starting Pitchers: LAA- Chavez (5-7, 5.15 ERA) RHP LAD- Maeda (5-3, 4.63 ERA) RHP
Los Angeles Angels (41-39, 20-23 away) at Los Angeles Dodgers (51-27, 32-11 home)
June 27, 2017- 10:10 PM ET Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
The Freeway Series will continue on Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers will battle it out once again at Chavez Ravine in what will be the Game 2 with the betting lines as follow from our best sportsbooks;
Best Angels Lines: BetOnline ML (+193) Spread +1.5
Best Dodgers Lines: BetOnline ML (-209) Spread -1.5
Over/Under: MyBookie 8.5
It was the Halos who struck first in the series opener on Monday with a 4-0 victory that was in impressive in the sense that the arms were able to shut down the powerful Dodger bats all while halting the Boys in Blue 10-game winning streak.
With the win, the Angels improved to 41-39 on the year but still have plenty of work to do as they are 12 ½ games back of the Houston Astros, who have the best record in baseball. And while catching the Stros may be a tall order to fill with the way Houston has been playing, the Angels may instead focus their attention on one of the two wildcards in the American League.
On the Dodgers side of the ball, Monday’s loss was just a blip on the radar has they have won 16 of their last 18 to take over the best mark in the National League with a 51-27 record. The surge in overall play over the last 2 weeks has the Dodgers 1 ½ games in front of the pesky Arizona Diamondbacks in the West.
And at looking at the Dodgers success, it’s been a combination of solid pitching coupled with powerful hitting; a combination that has them with the best run differential in the majors with a +134.
As the series prepares to shift down the I-5 for Games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Thursday, both teams will seek to take the win on Tuesday as they pit a pair of right-handers versus one another; Jesse Chavez (5-7, 5.15 ERA) vs. Kenta Maeda (5-3, 4.63 ERA).
Chavez in 11 career appearances versus his former team is 1-1 with a 3.32 ERA, whereas Maeda is 0-1 in just one start.
After being silenced with their bats in the opener, look for the Dodger sticks to bounce back in a big way.
For sports betting purposes for our US players, BetOnline is favoring LAD (-209 ML) over LAA with an over/under of 8.5 total game runs scored from MyBookie; a number I will play as my best betting pick as I see both teams finding success at the plate.