Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jason Vargas is 12-4 with a 2.78 ERA in May since 2009, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Thursday, as he prepares to face the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium.
Sports bettors will find that the Angels are -160 home favorites in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 8.5 in the betting market.
Let's take a closer look at this Freeway Series matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a total prediction along the way.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 18-52 in their last 70 interleague road games, as they attempt to bounce back from a 4-3 defeat to the Los Angeles Angels as +165 underdogs Wednesday.
Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly is 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA in three starts during the 2013 MLB campaign.
The Los Angeles Angels are 31-16 at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the UNDER going 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings overall.
MLB handicappers will find that the Angels are 5-7 versus left-handed starters this season.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks Thursday, as the UNDER is 24-11-2 in the Los Angeles Angels' last 37 home games versus left-handed starting pitchers.
MLB Pick: Under 8.5
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