Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels 4/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Tyler Skaggs
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Tyler Skaggs for the Angels.
Cleveland opens at -149 while Los Angeles opens at +139. The Indians have a 2-2-0 over/under record and a 1-3-0 run line mark. The Angels are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 1-3-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 2-3-0 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 2-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber had a 18-4 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.87 last year. He had 265 strikeouts over his 203.2 innings pitched and he gave up 141 hits. He allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 2.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.70 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 7 hitters and walked 2 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.18. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 30 base hits and 12 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 8 batters and struck out 31. They have walked 2.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .191, good for 28th in the league. The Indians hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.3 hits per game. Yonder Alonso is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 4 hits this season in 14 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .786 and an OPS+ of 234. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 13 at bats. His OPS+ is 284 while his slugging percentage is at 1.000. The Indians have 25 hits, including 4 doubles and 7 home runs. Cleveland has walked 15 times so far this season and they have struck out 32 times as a unit. They have left 24 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 17 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 3-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.55, Tyler Skaggs had a 2-6 record and a 1.39 WHIP last season. He had 76 strikeouts over the 85 innings he pitched. He also gave up 90 hits. He allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.41 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 22 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 39 base knocks and 19 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 22 hitters and struck out 44 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 10.0 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .292. He has 6 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 128. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .450 this season and he has an OBP of .476. He has collected 9 hits in 20 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 170 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Angels as a unit have 50 base hits, including 13 doubles and 4 homers. Los Angeles has walked 6 times this year and they have struck out on 30 occasions. They have had 36 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.4 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 +139
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