Indians vs. Angels Prediction
The Cleveland Indians are 1.5 games back in the chase for an AL Wild Card booth with 18 games left on their regular season schedule. Can Cleveland earn a road win today as the favorites in a series opener at the Los Angeles Angels?
965 Cleveland Indians at 967 Los Angeles Angels
Monday, September 9, 2019
Angel Stadium at 10:07PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are a -178 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Angels are a +168 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Monday afternoon, 75 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Clevinger notches 10th straight win
Cleveland picked up a 5-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Minnesota to improve to 83-61 overall and 40-32 on the road. Mike Clevinger picked up the win as he gave up two earned runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over 6 1/3 innings. Brad Hand notched the save as he struck out one and walked one over one scoreless inning. Carlos Santana helped lead the Indians offense as he went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks. Francisco Lindor was 2-for-5 with a solo homer plus a double. Jason Kipnis ended the contest 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Shane Bieber will start tonight as he enters with a 13-7 record, 3.24 ERA and 1.01 WHIP plus 233 strikeouts over 188 2/3 innings of work.
Angels stumble at White Sox
Los Angeles fell by a 5-1 score Sunday afternoon at Chicago in a series finale to drop to 67-77 overall and 32-43 on the road. Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with an RBI to lead the modest offensive effort. Michael Hermosillo was 2-for-3 with a stolen base, while Luis Rengifo ended the game 1-for-3 plus a walk. Jose Barria took the loss as the bulk starter as he allowed two earned runs on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk over 4 1/3 innings as the bulk starter. Patrick Sandoval starts tonight for LA as he comes in with an 0-2 record, 4.91 ERA and 1.36 WHIP plus 30 strikeouts over 25 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are 5-1 in their last six Monday games. Cleveland is 1-4 in the last five Bieber starts.
The Angels are 0-4 in the last four Sandoval starts. Los Angeles is 0-4 in its last four Monday games.
Shane "Not Justin" Bieber has been fantastic all season for the Indians and I don't imagine that stops tonight against an Angels team going through the motions and might be without Mike Trout tonight. Sandoval is pitching like a rookie and I'd rather side with the team that has something to play for.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120