A Dodgers-Angels series never disappoints, and we’re in for a fantastic “Sho-down” tonight.
However, Shohei Ohtani is on the mound for the Angels tonight, a task that is never easy.
Let’s break down the odds ahead of tonight’s game.
Odds, Lines and Spreads for Dodgers-Angels
BetMGM has the Angels listed as the favorites with a convincing -150 moneyline.
The Dodgers were given a +125 moneyline after their Game 1 victory yesterday.
The Angels are listed at -1.5 with +125 odds to cover, while the Dodgers are given a -150 line to cover the spread.
The over/ under is set at 8.5 with the over being listed at -120 and the under at +100.
There is some great value inside these fairly even lines.
Predictions for Tonight’s Game
This is the fun part.
No matter what, we get to see Shohei Ohtani pitch. And that’s worth the price of admission itself.
The Dodgers have had a revolving door of starters, and it’s still unclear who is pitching tonight.
For starters, take the Under 8.5 bet at +100.
Ohtani has struggled (comparatively) since his red-hot start to the season, allowing multiple runs in 7 of his last 9 starts. He also hasn’t been striking out batters at the same rate as he did in the beginning of the season.
Ohtani only had 5 whiffs out of 48 rangers swings tonight pic.twitter.com/rLD3pZM0un
— AdamThaSportFan (19-143) (@AdamThaSportFan) June 16, 2023
However, he is due for a dominant performance. He shows up for the big moments, and a statement against the crosstown rivals is a big one almost halfway through the season.
The Dodgers have also gone eight straight games scoring five runs or less.
I like Angels -150 mainly due to the pitching matchup.
There is a lot of instability in the Dodgers’ rotation, and the Angels are seeking to avoid a series sweep. Roll with them.
As for the spread, Angels -1.5 at +125 is a much better value pick than the other way around.
A one-run game is all we can ask for, but it’s too hard to trust the combination of the Dodgers’ pitching and their cold bats to come around tonight.
The game will be at 6:38 PM Pacific Time (9:38 ET), and you can find it on MLB Network.