Angels vs. Indians Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians handle being a big favorite at home tonight when they take on the sliding Los Angeles Angels at 7:10PM ET?
967 Los Angeles Angels vs. 968 Cleveland Indians
Friday, August 2, 2019
7:10PM ET – Progressive Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -225 to win. The Angels are listed with a money line of +195 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 64 percent going on Cleveland at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
The Angels are coming off a 7-game home stand against the Orioles and Tigers and managed to go just 2-5 in those seven games. Los Angeles is 56-54 overall, 27-26 on the road and 52-51 with the under. Dillon Peters is taking the mound tonight. He is 2-0 on the season with a 3.06 ERA.
Los Angeles is putting up 5.09 runs per game this season while batting .257 as a team. On the mound, the Angels are posting a 4.88 team ERA with a 1.37 team WHIP. Mike Trout is leading the team this season with 24 doubles, 35 home runs and 86 RBI. Albert Pujols is adding 14 doubles with 17 home runs and 62 RBI.
Indians fall to Astros
Cleveland is coming off a series loss at home to Houston and the Tribe have lost three of their last four games. The Indians are 63-45 on the season, 33-23 at home and 58-47 with the under. The Tribe have Mike Clevinger taking the mound today. He is 5-2 on the season with a 3.28 ERA.
The Indians have one of the league’s top pitching staffs, posting a 3.79 team ERA with a 1.21 team WHIP. At the plate, Cleveland is slowly improving. The Tribe now averages 4.63 runs per game while batting .248 as a team. Carlos Santana is leading the team with 21 doubles, 23 home runs and 60 RBI. Jose Ramirez is adding 23 doubles, 14 home runs, 56 RBI and 22 stolen bases.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels have won four straight road games, but are 2-8 in their last 10 Friday games.
The Indians are 13-3 in their last 16 games following a loss and 8-3 in their last 11 home games.
Since returning from his latest injury, Clevinger has been really sharp. He has given up just six runs over his last 31 innings. His strikeout numbers are always strong as well. Peters has been pretty good as well, but in a limited amount of work. Four of his six appearances this year have been against Seattle, interestingly enough. I think he is going to have a tough time on the road against a Cleveland team that is trying to make a strong playoff push and riding their ace.
MLB Prediction: Cleveland Indians -225