Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels 9/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Parker Bridwell
The Cleveland Indians visit Angel Stadium on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Parker Bridwell for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -121 and Los Angeles at +111. The Indians have a 57-84-10 over/under record and a 76-75-0 run line mark. The Angels are 75-76-0 against the run line and have a 74-73-4 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 57-84-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 76-75-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 74-73-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 75-76-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
09/19/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf "?" Wednesday 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 94-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 132 strikeouts over his 95.2 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.79 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 498 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 1,180 base hits and 500 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 383 batters and struck out 1,491. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.37.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .264, good for 4th in the league. The Indians hold a .450 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 .254 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 132 hits this season in 519 at bats with 96 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .499 and an OPS+ of 126. Francisco Lindor is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 169 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 609 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Indians have 1,357 base hits, including 308 doubles and 197 homers. Cleveland has walked 571 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,082 times as a team. They have left 1,086 runners on base and have a team OPS of .790. They tally 5.05 runs per contest and have totaled 763 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 76-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.71, Parker Bridwell has a 8-2 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 102 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 102 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 467 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 552 batters and walked 158 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,273 base knocks and 621 earned runs this season. They have given up 206 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 440 hitters and struck out 1,223 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 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 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .448. He has 113 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 363 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .631 with an OPS+ of 189. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 154 hits in 550 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Angels as a unit have 1,227 base hits, including 229 doubles and 170 homers. Los Angeles has walked 485 times this year and they have struck out on 1,090 occasions. They have had 964 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 660 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -121
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