Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels Expert MLB Picks 9/9/2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Shane Bieber vs. Patrick Sandoval
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (67-76, 4th in AL West) host the Cleveland Indians (82-61, 2nd in AL Central) at Angel Stadium on Monday, September 9, 2019. The line on this game has the Indians priced at -165 and the Angels are at +155. The O/U is set at 9.
The Indians have been lousy for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 82-61-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 46.9% of the time, going 67-76-0 straight up.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians have been a hot and cold Over bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 62-76-5.
Cleveland is covering 54.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 39-32-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels are covering 52.2% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 35-32-0 SU.
The Angels have been a pretty good Over bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 71-65-7.
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Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/7/2019 Corey Kluber SP Oblique Out for the season
9/6/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Out for the season
9/1/2019 Tyler Naquin RF Knee Out for the season
9/1/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/1/2019 Tyler Olson RP Infection Out for the season
9/1/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/25/2019 Jose Ramirez 3B Hand Out for the season
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/7/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/7/2019 Mike Trout CF Toe Probable for Sep 8
9/3/2019 Justin Anderson RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/31/2019 Cam Bedrosian RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/22/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Out for the season
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 82-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber has a 13-7 record with an earned run average of 3.24 and a WHIP of 1.01 this season. He has 233 strikeouts over his 188.2 innings pitched and he's given up 153 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 458 hitters and walked 150 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,151 base hits and 525 earned runs. They have allowed 180 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 1,338. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Indians hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .403. He has 145 hits this season in 508 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .533 and an OPS+ of 142. Francisco Lindor is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 154 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 519 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .534. The Indians have 1,199 hits, including 253 doubles and 197 home runs. Cleveland has walked 497 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,168 times as a unit. They have left 949 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 674 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 67-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.91, Patrick Sandoval has a 0-2 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 25.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 637 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 675 batters and walked 275 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,245 base knocks and 713 earned runs this season. They have given up 226 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 500 hitters and struck out 1,258 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .438. He has 137 hits this year along with 104 RBI in 470 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .645 with an OPS+ of 183. David Fletcher is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 149 hits in 520 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .388. The Angels as a unit have 1,232 base hits, including 243 doubles and 204 homers. Los Angeles has walked 533 times this year and they have struck out on 1,092 occasions. They have had 999 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 4.99 runs per game and totaled 714 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels (+155)
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