Angels vs. Indians Prediction
The Cleveland Indians got a great outing from their ace on Saturday to lead them to a victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Can the Tribe grab another win today at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 5, 2018
1:10PM 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 -165 to win, while the Angels are listed with odds of +155 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 shutout by Kluber
The Angels were unable to win back-to-back over Cleveland, suffering a 3-0 loss on Saturday thanks to the pitching of Corey Kluber. Los Angeles now is 55-57 overall this year and 26-29 on the road. The Angels are averaging 4.53 runs per game this year while allowing 4.30 per contest.
Deck McGuire gets the start for the Angels this afternoon. He has appeared in seven games for Los Angeles, but 11 total as he played for the Blue Jays prior. He has an 0-1 record with a 6.12 ERA and 1.60 WHIP this year. McGuire has 21 strikeouts and 15 walks over 25.0 innings.
Indians bounce back
The Indians were able to avenge Friday’s loss thanks to their pitching on Saturday. Cleveland is now 60-49 overall and 33-22 at home this season. Cleveland is putting up 5.13 runs per game this year while allowing 4.21 per contest.
Shane Bieber gets the start for Cleveland this afternoon. He has started nine games this season and has a 5-2 record with a 4.73 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Bieber has pitched a total of 51.1 innings this year and has 51 strikeouts with 10 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are just 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games and 3-14 in their last 17 road games against a winning team.
The Indians have won 66 of their last 98 home games and six of their last eight Sunday games.
The Angels definitely don’t have a pitcher to rely on today. McGuire doesn’t have the ability to get deep into games and his results have certainly been lacking. Bieber isn’t a lockdown pitcher, but he can get strikeouts and avoids walks for the most part. I think Cleveland will grind out the win with some early runs and then the bullpen will lock things up late.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -165