Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels 4/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Garrett Richards
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Garrett Richards for the Angels.
Cleveland opens at +110 while Los Angeles opens at -120. The Indians have a 2-1-0 over/under record and a 0-3-0 run line mark. The Angels are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 1-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 0-3-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 2-2-0 against the run line
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 have a 1-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin had a 10-9 record with an earned run average of 4.98 and a WHIP of 1.28 last year. He had 109 strikeouts over his 141 innings pitched and he gave up 166 hits. He allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 6 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 5 hitters and walked 2 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 24 base hits and 12 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 6 batters and struck out 24. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .186, good for 29th in the league. The Indians hold a .340 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .269, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.0 hits per game. Yonder Alonso is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .417. He has 3 hits this season in 10 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .700 and an OPS+ of 215. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .455. He has totaled 3 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 9 at bats. His OPS+ is 304 while his slugging percentage is at 1.000. The Indians have 18 hits, including 3 doubles and 4 home runs. Cleveland has walked 9 times so far this season and they have struck out 24 times as a unit. They have left 17 men on base and have a team OPS of .609. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 11 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 3-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.28, Garrett Richards had a 0-2 record and a 0.90 WHIP last season. He had 27 strikeouts over the 27.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 18 hits. He allowed 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 2.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.51 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 17 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 32 base knocks and 14 earned runs this season. They have given up 3 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 16 hitters and struck out 36 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .282, good for 5th in the league. The Angels hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 11.0 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .300. He has 6 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .600 with an OPS+ of 151. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .438 this season and he has an OBP of .471. He has collected 7 hits in 16 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Angels as a unit have 44 base hits, including 12 doubles and 4 homers. Los Angeles has walked 4 times this year and they have struck out on 23 occasions. They have had 26 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.5 runs per game and totaled 22 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -120
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