Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels Free Pick

The Cleveland Indians are heading west to face the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. SportsTime Ohio will broadcast this AL matchup. The game gets underway at 7:07 p.m. ET.

Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Los Angeles (-150) is favored over Cleveland (+130) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at nine runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). The game’s runline odds stand at -115 for taking the Indians -1.5 runs and +105 for the Angels +1.5.

The Angels are 3-1 SU and 1-2 ATS. They’ve gained 0.8 units for moneyline bettors while earning 0.7 units against the spread (ATS). The Indians have gone 1-2 SU this year and are 0-2 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 0.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline this year and 2.2 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of two-1 in 2018. The Indians have an over/under record of one-1.

The Indians have lost 1.7 units and are 0-1 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in zero of those games, compared to one that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Angels have lost 0.1 units and are 1-1 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in two of those games, compared to zero which went under the total.

Right-hander Mike Clevinger will get the nod for the visiting Indians. Clevinger recorded 137 strikeouts across 121 innings last year (21 starts) and finished the season 12-6 overall with a 3.11 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He made two starts against Los Angeles in 2017 and put together a 1-0 record against the Angels with a 5.23 ERA and 11 strikeouts.

The Halos are going with righty JC Ramirez as their starter. Ramirez started 24 games last year and finished the season 11-10 overall with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 3.5 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have a 3.91 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.51, a WHIP of 1.60 and a K/9 of 10.7.

The Los Angeles offense is putting up 5.5 runs per outing, including 5.5 per game over its last 10 games and 5.5 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .282/.304/.462 over its last five games and is 3-1 SU during that stretch.

Second baseman Zack Cozart and outfielder Mike Trout have led the Angels’ batters this year. Cozart is slashing .368/.400/.737 with seven hits, three RBIs and three runs scored, and Trout’s line is .300/.300/.600 with six hits, four RBIs and five runs scored.

Trout performed well against righties at home last season. Across 203 such plate appearances, he slashed .352/.468/.753 (compared to his total season line of .306/.442/.629).

In the other dugout, Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 4.34 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.16 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.26, along with a WHIP of 1.18.

The Indians offense has slashed .186/.269/.340 on its way to 3.7 runs scored per game this year, including 3.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.7 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-2 SU).

Cleveland’s hitters have been led by Encarnacion Encarnacion and Yonder Alonso. Encarnacion has three hits, three RBIs and three runs scored, while Alonso (.300/.417/.700) is up to three hits, four RBIs and three runs scored.

Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The Indians went 6-0 SU against the Angels last season.
  • The Indians’ bullpen posted an ERA of 3.09 against the Angels last year.