The Los Angeles Angels will try to avoid their fourth straight loss when they play host to the Cleveland Indians at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Fox Sports West will be airing this AL matchup and the game gets going at 8:07 p.m. ET.
Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds
Cleveland (receiving -110) is the favorite over Los Angeles (+100) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). The game’s current runline odds sit at +135 for taking the Indians -1.5 runs and -155 for the Angels +1.5 runs.
The Angels are 67-79 straight up (SU) and 72-73 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 18.0 units for moneyline bettors and 3.6 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven. On the other hand, the Indians have gone 85-61 SU this year and are 79-66 against the spread. Overall, the team’s gained 0.6 units for moneyline bettors and 9.3 units ATS. Cleveland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.
Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 70-64-11 in 2019. The Indians have been a decent under bet with a total record of 63-78-4.
Right-hander Adam Plutko will get the start for Cleveland. Plutko is 6-4 with a 4.44 ERA and 63 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 1.69 ERA against Los Angeles this year.
The Angels are sending lefty Dillon Peters (3-2, 4.45 ERA) to the mound. Peters has 47 strikeouts and 18 walks to his name, along with a WHIP of 1.43. Peters is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 3.52 ERA against Cleveland this year.
Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 5.3 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The club’s starters have a 5.45 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.72 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.
The Los Angeles hitters have put up 4.9 runs per outing, including 4.0 per game over its last 10 games and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .196/.284/.362 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
David Fletcher and Mike Trout have led the Angels’ batters this year. Fletcher is slashing .289/.349/.389 with five home runs, 44 RBIs and 76 runs scored, while Trout is hitting .291 with 45 homers, 104 RBIs and 110 runs.
In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.73 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.57 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.63, along with a K-per-9 of 9.26.
The Indians offense has slashed .251/.328/.435 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game this season, including 5.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).
Cleveland’s hitters have been led by shortstop Francisco Lindor and first baseman Carlos Santana, who’ve collectively belted 63 home runs. Lindor is hitting .296/.347/.542 with 30 home runs, 68 RBIs, 89 runs and 21 stolen bases, while Santana is slashing .284/.404/.533 with 33 homers, 86 RBIs and 100 runs scored.
The Indians have gained 4.1 units and are 28-18 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 27 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve hit the under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 3.3 units and are 50-46 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 48 of those games, compared to 39 that went under.
Indians at Angels Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER
- The under has hit in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
- The Indians have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
- The Indians have a total OPS of .763 this season, including an OPS of .735 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS stands at .759 overall and .733 against southpaws.
- Los Angeles has posted 19.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 16.0 over its last five.