Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Los Angeles Dodgers 6/21/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Los Angeles Dodgers 6/21/23
Wed 21st June 2023

Hot-hitting Shohei Ohtani will be looking to extend his 15-game hitting streak as the Los Angeles Angels (41-34) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (40-33) at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Wednesday with the visitors looking to sweep the two-game Interleague series.

The Dodgers took Tuesday’s series opener 2-0, their seventh straight head-to-head victory. Clayton Kershaw threw seven scoreless innings to get the win, and Evan Phillips earned his eighth save with a scoreless ninth. Will Smith was 2 for 4 with one RBI in the win. Hunter Renfroe went 2 for 4 with two doubles for the Angels.


Righty Ohtani (6-2, 3.29 ERA) is on the mound for the Angels. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Dodgers. In his last start on Thursday, Ohtani got the win on the road against the Rangers.

He threw six innings and gave up two runs on six hits, striking out three and walking one in the 5-3 victory. The righty ranks third in the AL in strikeouts (105).


Over the last five games, the Dodgers have averaged only 3.0 runs a game, down from their season average of 5.4, while slashing worse across the board (.222/.289/.267).

Against right-handed pitchers like Ohtani this season, the Dodgers have a .770 OPS, the fifth highest in MLB. J.D. Martinez is the team’s strongest hitter against right-handers with a .916 OPS in 162 at-bats. The Angels are averaging only 4.4 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 4.9 for the season.


The Dodgers are 18-19 in road games in 2023, scoring 5.4 runs per game while allowing 5.5 runs. The Angels have gone 20-15 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 4.8 runs per game while surrendering 4.7. In the last 10 meetings at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Dodgers are 7-3 with an average scoreline of 5.9-4.1.


The Dodgers are third in the NL West, three games behind the division-leading Diamondbacks. The Angels are second in the AL West, five games behind the Rangers.

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LA Angels (-145)

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