Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Angels are heading east to face off against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. SportsTime Ohio will be televising this AL showdown. The game is slated to get underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians Odds

The Indians are 57-47 straight up (SU) and 52-55 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 14.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.8 units (ATS). Cleveland has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Angels are 54-54 SU and have gone 47-62 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 10.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 22.4 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has cashed in six of those seven.

Indians games have a 55-48-4 over/under record in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 48-53-8.

Jaime Barria will get the nod for the visiting Angels. The right-handed Barria is 6-7 with a 3.74 ERA and 56 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Indians this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Indians are sending righty Mike Clevinger (7-7, 3.43 ERA) to the mound. Clevinger has 133 strikeouts and 45 walks to his name, as well as a 1.23 WHIP. Clevinger is 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.84 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.83 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.96, along with a WHIP of 1.25.

The Angels offense has slashed .245/.320/.419 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been led by outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Trout is slashing .309/.459/.624 with 30 home runs, 60 RBIs, 82 runs and 21 stolen bases, while Simmons (.304/.359/.427) is up to six homers, 49 RBIs and 52 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have a 3.49 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.05 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

The Cleveland offense is putting up 5.1 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .235/.298/.398 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shortstop Francisco Lindor and third baseman Jose Ramirez have led the way for the Indians’ offense this year. Lindor is slashing .291/.371/.561 with 27 home runs, 67 RBIs, 92 runs and 16 stolen bases, while Ramirez’s line sits at .301/.409/.631 with 32 homers, 78 RBIs, 77 runs and 25 stolen bases.

The Angels have gained 5.0 units and are 39-39 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 36 of those games, as opposed to 37 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Indians have lost 17.4 units and are 36-42 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 40 of those games, compared to 35 that went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • Los Angeles has tallied 24 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Cleveland has 12 XBH over its last five.
  • The Indians have won three of their last four games SU.
  • Cleveland has recorded 23.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.4 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Indians have hit 14 over their last 10.