The first installment of the Freeway Series comes to an end on Wednesday’s sports betting calendar when the Dodgers and Angels finish up a quick 2-game series in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – 10:10 PM EDT at Dodger Stadium
It’s almost like watching a little brother failing to live up to the athletic exploits of his older sibling when the Angels and Dodgers get together, and Wednesday evening finds the big brother going for a sweep in the annual interleague matchup out in Los Angeles.
A pair of lefthanders make up the probable pitchers for the contest, Reid Detmers (2-2, 3.83) for the Angels and Tyler Anderson (7-0, 3.07) for the Dodgers who are showing up in the -179 to -191 range on the moneyline while the total varies from 8½-9.
Angels vs. Dodgers Series
Tuesday’s series opener ended in a 2-0 victory for the Dodgers as Tony Gonsolin continued his fine season on the mound by pitching shutout baseball into the seventh before turning it over to his bullpen that hung on for the dubya despite closer Craig Kimbrel’s shaky ninth inning.
- The win was the third in a row in the rivalry for the Dodgers, though the Angels still lead the all-time series 73-63.
- The pitcher’s duel between Gonsolin and Angels starter Noah Syndergaard resulted in the third ‘under’ winner in the last four meetings at Dodger Stadium.
- The two neighbors will meet again in Anaheim about a month from now on the weekend prior to the All-Star Game.
Scouting Reid Detmers
Part of our MLB picks last week when the Angels hosted the Red Sox, Detmers has not allowed a run in either of his starts this month only to have two no-decisions to show for his effort with little to no support from his lineup.
The Angels ultimately lost both games, falling 1-0 to Boston a week ago as +144 underdogs at BetOnline, and have dropped Detmers’ last four assignments since he pitched the no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 10.
Detmers faced the Dodgers on their home turf last August and took the loss in that one with five runs charged to his ledger over five innings, the former Louisville standout surrendering seven hits along the way with one of them a home run by Albert Pujols.
Scouting Tyler Anderson
A first-round pick in 2011 out of Oregon by Colorado, Anderson is finally living up to his potential and baseball bettors following the southpaw at top-rated sportsbooks are loving it with the Dodgers winning seven of his nine starts for a little more than four units of black ink.
The 32-year-old is coming off a bit of a stinker last Thursday in Chicago. Anderson allowed four runs before making an early exit due to 81 pitches just to get through three innings, but Dodgers hitters were on their game to take him off the hook in an 11-9 win as -125 road chalk.
While wearing a Mariners uniform, Anderson was clobbered by the Angels when he faced them last September in Anaheim where he allowed nine runs in just two innings in what was eventually a 14-1 rout.
Who Will Be the Umpire?
Dan Bellino is expected to be the umpire calling balls and strikes for the series finale between the Angels and Dodgers, though the order could change following the injury to Nate Tomlinson who was working the plate on Tuesday night.
With 13 plate assignments under his belt already for 2022, Bellino brings a very strong ‘over’ record into the contest at 9-3-1 O/U/P, that record including a 6-2 O/U showing when totals are in the 8½-9 range as Wednesday’s is.
Tomlinson was injured in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game when a piece of Mike Trout’s broken-bat made its way through his mask and struck the third-year umpire’s face.
Most likely, a replacement will be called up to work third base in Wednesday’s game while Tomlinson recovers.
Angels vs. Dodgers Game Expectation
With Walker Buehler’s elbow injury forcing him to miss the next 2-3 months, if not longer, it’s important for the Dodgers to continue to get positive results from the likes of last night’s starter Gonsolin and Anderson tonight.
MLB Pick for Today
The Anaheim bunch, meanwhile, may never recover from the 14-game losing streak that ended last week, with the Angels only managing to go 2-3 since then…make that 2-4 after tonight when the Dodgers hang another ‘L’ on their little brothers with a run-line triumph.
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