Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels 4/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. J.C. Ramirez
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, April 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and J.C. Ramirez for the Angels.
Cleveland opens at -123 while Los Angeles opens at +113. The Indians had a 63-93-11 over/under record and a 84-83-0 run line mark last year. The Angels were 92-85-0 against the run line and had a 83-87-7 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians were 63-93-11 against the over/under last season
The Cleveland Indians were 84-83-0 against the run line last year
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels were 83-87-7 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Angels were 92-85-0 against the run line last year
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Giovanny Urshela Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
03/31/18 2B Ian Kinsler Ribs 10-day DL (03/31)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
03/26/18 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians had a 102-60 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger had a 12-6 record with an earned run average of 3.11 and a WHIP of 1.25. He had 137 strikeouts over his 121.2 innings pitched and he gave up 92 hits. He allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen had an earned run average of 2.89 and they gave up 409 base hits on the year. Teams hit .223 against the bullpen and they struck out 548 hitters while walking 149 batters. As a team, Cleveland allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They were 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.3. The Indians pitchers collectively gave up 1,267 base hits and 529 earned runs last year. They allowed 163 home runs last season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff walked 406 batters and struck out 1,614. They walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit was 3.33.
As a team Cleveland hit .263, good for 5th in the league. The Indians held a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which was good for 3rd in baseball. They ranked 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Ramirez hit .318 with an on-base percentage of .374 last year. He had 186 hits last season in 585 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 145. Francisco Lindor hit .273 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .337. He totaled 178 hits and he drove in 89 men in 651 at bats. His OPS+ was 116 while his slugging percentage was at .505. The Indians had 1,449 hits last season, including 333 doubles and 212 home runs. Cleveland walked 604 times last year and they struck out 1,153 times as a unit. They left 1,158 men on base and had a team OPS of .788. They scored 5.05 runs per contest and scored a total of 818 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles had a 80-82 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.15, J.C. Ramirez had a 11-10 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He had 105 strikeouts over the 147.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 149 hits. He allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.71. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.92 and they gave up 513 base hits on the year. Teams hit .238 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers struck out 601 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They were 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Angels pitchers as a team surrendered 1,373 base knocks and 672 earned runs last season. They gave up 224 home runs last year, which ranked 7th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff walked 470 hitters and struck out 1,312 batters. They gave up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.28 while their FIP as a staff was 4.43.
As a team, they batted .243, good for 28th in the league. The Angels held a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which was good for 23rd in baseball. They ranked 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup after batting .306 with an OBP of .442 last season. He had 123 hits last year along with 72 RBI in 402 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .629 with an OPS+ of 187. Andrelton Simmons hit .278 last season and he had an OBP of .331. He collected 164 hits in 589 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He had an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Angels as a unit had 1,314 base hits last season, including 251 doubles and 186 homers. Los Angeles walked 523 times last year and they struck out on 1,198 occasions. They left 1,033 men on base and had an OPS of .712. They scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 710 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +113
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