On Tuesday, March 30, some Major League Baseball teams play their final spring training game before the season throws first pitch on Thursday, April 1. Two of the teams heading to the diamond in Tempe, AZ, are the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels. Check out information on both the Dodgers and Angels as well as info on which team presents the best bet in their final 2021 MLB Spring Training Contest so you can bet against their MLB odds.
MLB Betting Preview – Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Los Angeles Angels
- When: Tuesday, March 30 at 7:10 pm ET
- Where: Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe, AZ
Los Angeles Dodgers – 12-11
If you’re wondering which player may lead the Dodgers this season, look no further than short-stop Corey Seager. Seager has 8 home runs, a .347 average and has batted in 16 runs during spring training.
His domination has occurred in 23 games. No doubt, Seager is ready for the season. Julio Urias has picked up 3 wins in Arizona. His ERA is 1.69 and he’s struck out 12. The Dodgers list Urias as their fourth starter.
Los Angeles Angels – 13-12
No matter what happens on Wednesday, the story of the Angels’ 2021 spring training is Shohei Ohtani. The designated hitter and pitcher can do it all. He dominated opponents at the plate, batting .552 with 5 home runs and 8 RBIs. Shohei threw okay on the mound.
Angels manger Joe Maddon is so happy with Ohtani’s pitching performance that he’s listed Shohei as the second-starter on the Angels’ rotation. Dylan Bundy leads the starting rotation with Ohtani second, Andrew Heaney third, Griffin Canning fourth and Jose Quintana fifth.
Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Los Angeles Angels Final Betting Prediction
On March 29, Urias and Ohtani took the mound. Urias looked great when throwing 5.2 innings, allowing 1 earned run, and striking out 2. Julio went 3-0 with a 3.27 ERA and 45 strike-outs last season.
Ohtani showed he’s continuing to have trouble with his mechanics. The Angels require Shohei to get it together as a pitcher. If he doesn’t, the Halos could have a dreadful season on the mound.
On Monday, the Dodgers dominated Shohei. Then, he left the game with a blister. It’s not a great start, which means Ohtani won’t play in this game and is listed as day-to-day to step to the plate.
How bad was it? Ohtani gave up 7 earned runs in the Dodgers’ 10-2 victory. Expect Maddon to take some time developing Shohei as a starter. He’ll allow the blister to heal and then use Heaney, Bundy, and Quintana for the first month or so during the regular season.
As far as this game is concerned, once MyBookie posts odds, back the Dodgers on the run line. They figure to start Dustin May, the fifth starter in the rotation, and then lean on Clayton Kershaw, Trevor Bauer, and Walker Buehler starting on opening day.
The Angels should rest Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, and a host of other starters. Ohtani’s performance on Monday, and the subsequent blister, should make Maddon pause before sending his full batting lineup to the plate.
MLB Free Pick: Dodgers run line