Indians vs. Angels Pick
Who will take the rubber match when the Los Angeles Angels play host to the Cleveland Indians today at 4:07PM ET?
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim – Anaheim, California
Weather: Sunny, 69 degrees, 6mph Winds
Time: 4:07PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Cleveland is favored today, as the Indians are getting odds of -145 to win today. The Angels are getting a money line of +125 to prevail. The over/under total is currently listed at 7 runs.
The pitching matchup for this game has Corey Kluber on the mound for the Indians to face Tyler Skaggs of the Angels. Kluber pitched eight innings against the Mariners in his 2018 debut, but took the loss after allowing two runs on six hits. He also had eight strikeouts. Skaggs got a win over Oakland in his first start. He pitched 6.1 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits with five strikeouts.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing the Indians today. Cleveland is currently getting 83 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.
Cleveland won the series opener on Monday, 6-0, but then suffered a 12-3 loss to the Angels on Tuesday. Josh Tomlin was lit up in the loss, allowing eight runs on eight hits over just three innings. The bullpen then gave up another five runs over five innings. Pitcher/DH Shohei Ohtani proved that he can hit, posting his first home run while getting three hits and three RBI for the Angels. Rene Rivera added two hits and four RBI.
Garrett Richards earned the win on the mound as he went 5.2 innings and gave up just two runs on one hit with four walks and nine strikeouts. Jose Ramirez had a hit and drove in two runs to lead the Cleveland hitters.
Cleveland has been alternating wins and losses thus far in 2018. I think the Tribe can bounce back today as well behind Kluber. He’s not one to have multiple bad outings close together. Los Angeles has a dangerous lineup and Richards looked good, but I will still take my chances on a former Cy Young winner to lead his team to a win.
MLB PREDICTIONS: CLEVELAND INDIANS -145