Angels vs. Indians Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians add to the Los Angeles Angels recent road woes when the two meet up tonight at 7:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 3, 2018
7:10PM ET – Progressive Field
TV: FSW (LA); STO (Cle)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are the favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -190 to win, while the Angels are listed with odds of +170 on the road. The over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game is currently unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Angels on a skid
The Angels have lost four straight coming into tonight, including three straight at Tampa this week. Los Angeles is 54-56 overall this year and 25-28 on the road. The Angels are averaging 4.53 runs per game this year while allowing 4.30 per contest.
Jaime Barria gets the start for the Angels this evening. He is making his 16th start of the season and comes in with a 6-7 record, a 3.74 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. Barria has 56 strikeouts and 22 walks over 77.0 innings of work this year.
Indians back on track
After some struggles a few weeks ago, the Indians have won five of their last seven to get back on track in the AL race. Cleveland is now 59-48 overall and 32-21 at home this season. Cleveland is putting up 5.13 runs per game this year while allowing 4.21 per contest.
Mike Clevinger will start for the Indians this evening. He is making his 22nd start of the year and comes in with a 7-7 record, a 3.43 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Clevinger has amassed 133 strikeouts and 45 walks over 133.2 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are just 5-16 in their last 21 trips to Cleveland and 1-4 in their last five series openers.
The Indians have won seven of their last eight after a day off and seven of Clevinger’s last nine home starts against a team with a losing record.
Clevinger hasn’t been able to get wins lately, but his pitching hasn’t been awful. He just isn’t getting much run support. However, I think he won’t need much today against a Los Angeles team that is trending back down again and has struggled on the road. Los Angeles hasn’t been able to handle playing in Cleveland and I don’t think that changes today.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -190