Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels 9/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Ricky Nolasco
The Cleveland Indians visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -127 and Los Angeles at +117. The Indians have a 56-84-10 over/under record and a 75-75-0 run line mark. The Angels are 75-75-0 against the run line and have a 73-73-4 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 56-84-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 75-75-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 73-73-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 75-75-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
09/17/17 3B Jose Ramirez Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
09/17/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf "?" Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
09/11/17 CF Bradley Zimmer Hand out for season
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Back 60-day DL (07/20)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Arm "?" for next scheduled start
09/09/17 3B Jefry Marte Foot 10-day DL (09/05)
08/22/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (08/18)
08/22/17 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (08/20)
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (07/03)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (06/15)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 93-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 5.04 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 95 strikeouts over his 126.2 innings pitched and he's given up 147 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.77 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 496 hitters and walked 137 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,173 base hits and 497 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 381 batters and struck out 1,483. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.37.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 130 hits this season in 514 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 126. Francisco Lindor is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 169 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 605 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Indians have 1,343 hits, including 307 doubles and 196 home runs. Cleveland has walked 568 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,077 times as a unit. They have left 1,078 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 757 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 76-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.11, Ricky Nolasco has a 6-14 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 133 strikeouts over the 165.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 186 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 461 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 548 batters and walked 156 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,259 base knocks and 615 earned runs this season. They have given up 205 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 437 hitters and struck out 1,218 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 27th in the league. The Angels hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .452. He has 113 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 359 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .638 with an OPS+ of 191. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 153 hits in 546 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Angels as a unit have 1,220 base hits, including 229 doubles and 169 homers. Los Angeles has walked 483 times this year and they have struck out on 1,082 occasions. They have had 961 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 657 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +117
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