Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians MLB Game Picks 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Pena vs. Mike Clevinger
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (56-53, 3rd in AL West) travel to Progressive Field on Friday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (62-44, 2nd in AL Central).
The Angels have been a good bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 56-54-0 SU. The Indians are covering 58.9% of the time, going 63-44-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a solid Under choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 51-52-7.
The Angels are covering 50.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 27-26-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians are covering 60.0% of the time at Progressive Field, going 33-22-0 SU.
The Indians have been a solid Under choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 47-56-4.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/1/2019 Kevan Smith C Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/29/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/27/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/27/2019 Andrew Heaney SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
7/3/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/31/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/31/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/30/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/26/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/18/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 56-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Pena has a 8-3 record with an earned run average of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 101 strikeouts over his 94.2 innings pitched and he's given up 80 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 530 hitters and walked 213 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 944 base hits and 532 earned runs. They have allowed 171 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 395 batters and struck out 973. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Angels hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. David Fletcher is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 111 hits this season in 380 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 104. Mike Trout is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .438. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 363 at bats. His OPS+ is 186 while his slugging percentage is at .656. The Angels have 971 hits, including 190 doubles and 161 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 400 times so far this season and they have struck out 783 times as a unit. They have left 775 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 560 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 62-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.28, Mike Clevinger has a 5-2 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 49.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 340 batters and walked 101 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 844 base knocks and 395 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 298 hitters and struck out 1,007 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Indians hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .352. He has 112 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 370 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 124. Carlos Santana is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 105 hits in 377 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Indians as a unit have 891 base hits, including 181 doubles and 144 homers. Cleveland has walked 374 times this year and they have struck out on 877 occasions. They have had 719 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 499 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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