3* Interleague SMASH
LA Angels vs. LA Dodgers,
06/11/2012 22:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: +100 LA Angels
3* Interleague SMASH on Angels +100
The Angels are finally playing like the team most expected them to be this season. They are 14-4 in their last 18 games overall, including a perfect 9-0 on the road during this stretch with all 9 of those wins coming by at least 2 runs. The Angels are also 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog.
The Dodgers finished their road trip strong but are 0-4 in their last 4 home games, 4-9 in their last 13 interleague home games and 3-7 in their last 10 interleague home games vs. a team with a winning record.
The Angels have certainly been the better interleague team over the years so it comes as no surprise that they have dominated the head-to-head matchups. The Halos are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings overall and 6-1 in the last 7 at Dodger Stadium.
Capuano has been hit hard his last two times out, and now he's up against a lineup that has scored at least 6 runs in 6 straight games while racking up at least 10 hits in each of those contests.
The Dodgers have never seen the young gun Richards, who has a great arm. Don't expect them to have much success against a pitcher they are very unfamiliar with.