The Cleveland Indians will be facing off against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. SportsTime Ohio will showcase this AL showdown and the action gets going at 7:07 p.m. ET.
Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels Odds
Cleveland (-180) is favored over Los Angeles (+160) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at Indians +1.5 runs (+115) and Angels -1.5 runs (-125).
The Indians have gone 2-2 SU this year and are 0-3 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.0 units for moneyline gamblers through the early part of the year and 3.2 units ATS. The Angels are 3-2 SU and 2-2 ATS. They’ve gained 1.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.6 units ATS.
Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 3-1 in 2018. Cleveland has an over/under record of 2-1.
The Indians have lost 3.0 units and are 0-2 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in one of those games, as opposed to one that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 0.8 units and are 2-1 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in three of those games, as opposed to zero which went under the total.
Josh Tomlin will get the nod for the visiting Indians. The right-handed Tomlin started 26 games last year while finishing the season 10-9 overall with a 4.98 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.
The Halos have tabbed righty Garrett Richards as their starter. Richards recorded 27 strikeouts in 27 innings last year (6 starts), while finishing the season 0-2 overall with a 2.28 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP.
Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.55, a WHIP of 1.16 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 2.41, a WHIP of 1.55 and a K/9 of 10.6.
The Los Angeles offense has produced 4.4 runs per outing so far this season and the team’s hit .265/.298/.418 to begin the year.
Second baseman Zack Cozart and shortstop Andrelton Simmons have led the Angels’ batters this year. Cozart is hitting .333/.360/.667 with eight hits, three RBIs and three runs scored, and Simmons has produced a line of .450/.476/.450 with nine hits, four RBIs and two runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 3.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.38 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 9.00 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 2.70, along with a K/9 of 6.30.
The Indians offense has yet to get it going, hitting only .191/.284/.382 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2018.
Cleveland’s offense has been led by Encarnacion Encarnacion and Yonder Alonso. Encarnacion has four hits, four RBIs and four runs scored, while Alonso (.286/.412/.786) is up to four hits, two homers, five RBIs and five runs scored.
Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – OVER
- The Indians went 6-0 SU against the Angels last season.
- The Angels’ bullpen recorded 7.89 ERA against the Indians last year.