Indians vs. Angels Pick
Can the Cleveland Indians get over .500 tonight when they go on the road to face the Los Angeles Angels at 10:07PM ET?
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim – Anaheim, California
Weather: Sunny, 65 degrees, 6mph Winds
Time: 10:07PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Los Angeles is favored today, as the Angels are getting odds of -135 to win today. The Indians are getting a money line of +125 to prevail. The over/under total is currently listed at 8 runs.
The pitching matchup today has Josh Tomlin on the mound for the Indians to face Garrett Richards of the Angels. Tomlin was 10-9 last season in 26 starts. He posted a 4.98 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and 109 strikeouts with just 14 walks. Richards took a no-decision in his first start, allowing four runs over five innings against the Athletics.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing the Indians today. Cleveland is currently getting 52 percent of the wagers for this game on the road against the Angels.
The Indians continue to be without Michael Brantley, who is on the injury report due to an ankle injury. He is on the DL after offseason surgery but is expected to return sometime in April. L.A. second baseman Ian Kinsler is on the 10-day DL due to a groin injury but could return next week.
The Indians earned a 6-0 win over the Angels in the series opener on Monday. Led by starter Mike Clevinger, the Cleveland pitchers allowed just six hits over the nine innings with seven strikeouts and two walks. Clevinger lasted 5.1 innings in the win. Edwin Encarnacion had an inside-the-park home run to lead the hitters while Tyler Naquin drove in a pair of runs.
JC Ramirez lasted just 4.2 innings for the Angels on the mound, allowing five runs on five hits, including three home runs. Andrelton Simmons and Jefry Marte were the lone Angels to get a pair of hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff was the story in the first game of the series and it could be today as well. Tomlin didn’t have a great ERA last season, but he didn’t walk a lot of hitters and still managed a winning record. Richards looked shaky against Oakland in the first outing and faces another tough lineup today. With Cleveland as the underdog, I will take my chances on them.
MLB PREDICTIONS: CLEVELAND INDIANS +125