Baseball OddsIf you’re betting on baseball this weekend, you should be in for a duel on Saturday night in Los Angeles as the Angels face off with the Dodgers, and a pair of pitchers who should garner consideration for the Cy Young in their respective leagues will be on the mound for the second time in less than a week.

Dodgers vs. Angels Betting – Saturday, 9:05 PM ET

Clayton Kershaw (8-3, 2.98) tossed his second straight complete game in a 3-2 win over the Angels at home last weekend, allowing a pair of runs on six hits, and for the second consecutive outing, he also whiffed 11 batters. Kershaw now leads the National League in strikeouts, and he has walked just one batter over those two starts. Those who bet on MLB baseball should definitely keep track of Kershaw’s progress, because he is going to win a Cy Young one of these years, and it could be in 2011. The 23-year-old southpaw is now 2-1 in four starts against the Angels with an ERA of 2.60, and he’s 1-1 in two starts at Angel Stadium, posting an ERA of 3.29. Kershaw is also 2-2 in seven road starts this year with a 4.36 ERA.

Jered Weaver (9-4, 1.97) was on the hill for that 3-2 loss, but he took a no-decision by allowing a run on seven hits over seven innings, along with four strikeouts and a walk. Weaver hasn’t lost in seven starts, and over that time, he has allowed three runs or more in a start only once. But he’s not getting great run support from his team as Weaver is second from the bottom of the American League in run support, which makes his ERA look even more impressive. The 28-year-old righty is 4-2 in eight starts against the Dodgers with a 2.89 ERA, and he is 3-1 at home with a 2.23 ERA in six starts.

This is a grudge match that even WWE Raw fans could get behind, and it’s tough to even figure out who will be the favorite in this contest as both pitchers can be lights out when they have to be. This is the third time that Weaver and Kershaw will meet as Weaver won at Dodger Stadium in May 2009, while Kershaw struck back last week. Both meetings fell under the posted total, and it’s a safe bet to assume that this game will come in under as well, even though there will probably be an extremely low total. There isn’t much to set these pitchers apart, and the edge has to go to Weaver and the Angels at home, so that’s the play to make in your online sports betting book.

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