Major League Baseball: Interleague LAD vs. LAA
Starting Pitchers: LAD- Kershaw (11-2, 2.47 ERA) LHP LAA- Ramirez (7-5, 4.38 ERA) RHP
Los Angeles Dodgers (52-28, 19-17 away) at Los Angeles Angels (42-40, 22-16 home)
June 29, 2017- 10:07 PM ET Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
In a series that has gone back and forth to this point, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels will do battle one last time on Thursday night the series finale at Angel Stadium that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Dodgers Lines: BetOnline ML (-205) Spread -1.5
Best Angels Lines: BetOnline ML (+190) Spread +1.5
Over/Under: MyBookie 7.5
After splitting a pair in the first two games at Chavez Ravine, it was the Angels who took Game 3 in this set in Orange County on Wednesday with a dramatic 3-2 victory in nine innings.
Leading 2-0 late in the game, the Dodgers used the long ball to come back and tie heading into the bottom of the ninth, however, the man who became the hero in Yazmani Grandal by tying up the game with a solo shot suddenly become the blame with a throwing error to first base that lead to the game winner.
It was a racious sold-out crowd on Wednesday that witnessed a good one as the Halos (42-40) will be seeking to take three of four over the Dodgers, who saw their record drop to 52-28 with their latest defeat.
With all the top teams in the NL West losing on Wednesday, the Dodgers remain 1 ½ games up on the Arizona Diamondbacks and will head into Game 4 looking to salvage a split.
And that is exactly what the Dodgers feel good about getting as they will hand the ball to their ace in left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw has been his usual spectacular self thus far in 2017 as he is sporting an impressive 11-2 mark with a 2.47 ERA.
When facing the Halos, Kershaw is 5-2 in nine career starts with a 2.69 ERA as has held the Angel bats in check with just a .202 batting average.
Looking to counter Kershaw and the Dodger sticks will be right-hander JC Ramirez, who is 7-5 with a 4.38 ERA. Ramirez has been up and down with his arm this season but is sure to have plenty of motivation to throw his best yet as he aims to outduel Kershaw.
Ramirez in just two appearances versus the Dodgers has thrown 3 ⅔ innings of shutout ball sitting down all 11 batters he has faced.
Now, thrust into a starting role this season, Ramirez will need to turn it up a notch with Kershaw on the mound and the Dodgers looking for the split.
For sports betting purposes, BetOnline as expected is favoring LAD (-205 ML) over LAA with an over/under of 7.5 total game runs scored from MyBookie; a number I will play as I will favor the UNDER of 7.5 total game runs scored as my best betting pick for the money.