Angels vs Dodgers Prediction, Picks, and Odds for Tonight's MLB Game

Teoscar Hernandez has been red-hot in June, and we expect the Dodgers slugger to thrive at the plate tonight when he faces left-hander Patrick Sandoval. Read along as we dive into our Angels vs. Dodgers betting picks.

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Jun 21, 2024 • 13:49 ET • 4 min read
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The Freeway Series is back as the Los Angeles Angels (29-45) head across town for two games against the Los Angeles Dodgers (47-30).

This inter-city rivalry has been dominated by the Dodgers, who have won 10 straight meetings with the Angels and are -200 on the moneyline for Friday’s Game 1.

Angels starter Patrick Sandoval has some notable left/right splits, so my Angels vs. Dodgers predictions take a closer look at which Dodgers hitter should benefit most in my MLB picks for June 21.

Angels vs Dodgers prediction

My best bet
Teoscar Hernandez Over 1.5 total bases (+110 at DraftKings)

My analysis

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval has seen better days, as the 27-year-old brings an embarrassing 5.24 ERA to Dodger Stadium for tonight’s series opener. This has been a tough matchup for him throughout his career as the lefty is 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across five previous starts.

One area of Sandoval’s game that is difficult to miss when handicapping his games is that he struggles to get right-handed hitters out, getting blasted by RHB to the tune of a .285 BA, .422 SLG, and .338 wOBA.

This is not a one-year phenomenon as Sandoval has been great against lefties in his career (.196 BA, 1.00 WHIP) but ineffective against right-handed bats (.263 BA, 1.51 WHIP) over a large sample. By now we can trust the data and the numbers are painting a compelling picture.

One batter in the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup who should thrive against these splits is outfielder Teoscar Hernandez. He’s posted strong numbers against lefties in his career with a 138 wRC+, .372 wOBA, and .563 SLG.

This year has been no exception, and he’s doling out even more damage than usual, tagging southpaws for a 160 wRC+, .394 wOBA, and .622 SLG.

Hernandez has been on fire, raising his OPS from .767 on June 5 to .834 at current. He’s bopped six home runs this month while driving in 16 runs and posting a .947 OPS. The slugger appears ready to step up when needed as the Dodgers deal with the absence of star shortstop Mookie Betts.

The books are offering plus money for Hernandez to exceed his total bases prop of 1.5. That’s too good of a number for me to pass up considering Sandoval's struggles against righties and Hernandez's notable platoon splits. 

Angels vs Dodgers same-game parlay (SGP)

Teoscar Hernandez Over 1.5 total bases

Andy Pages Over 1.5 team total

Dodgers TT Over 4.5 / Dodgers -1.5

Rookie Andy Pages has positively destroyed lefties this year, batting .370 with an absurd 170 wRC+ and .409 wOBA. I oscillated between Pages and Hernandez as my favorite player prop target for today’s best bet, so I’m a fan of both.

The Dodgers have been the best lineup against lefties this season with a wRC+ (133) that is 11 points higher than the next-closest team and a wOBA (.355) that is 14 points clear of second place. The Angels are hardly out of the clear when Sandoval exits the game considering their bullpen has been downright dreadful (5.34 ERA, 1.39 WHIP).

Walker Buehler is back on the IL and the Dodgers required another starter to bolster the rotation. Enter rookie Landon Knack, who impressed with a 2.61 ERA across four starts earlier this season for LAD. He now faces an Angels lineup that has been impotent against right-handed pitching, entering tonight with a glim 92 wRC+ and a .300 wOBA.

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Angels vs Dodgers odds

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Angels vs Dodgers opening odds

  • Run line: Los Angeles (A) +1.5 | Los Angeles (D) -1.5
  • Moneyline: Los Angeles (A) +160 | Los Angeles (D) -195
  • Over/Under: Over 8.5 (-110) | Under 8.5 (-110)

Angels vs Dodgers spread and Over/Under analysis

  • The Freeway Series has been dominated by the Dodgers, who have put the pedal to the metal and won 10 straight meetings.
  • The Dodgers have been great against left-handed pitching, winning 21 of their 28 games in which they’ve faced a southpaw starter.
  • This matchup has been of the lower-scoring variety in recent seasons as they’ve combined to cash the Under in eight of the last 12 meetings.

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Angels vs Dodgers trend

Hernandez has recorded 2+ total bases in three of his last four games. Find more MLB betting trends for Angels vs. Dodgers

Angels vs Dodgers game info

Location: Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Date: Friday, 6-21-2024
First pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET
Angels starting pitcher: Patrick Sandoval
(2-8, 5.24 ERA)
Dodgers starting pitcher: Landon Knack
(1-1, 2.61 ERA)

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