Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians MLB Game Picks 8/3/2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Pena vs. Adam Plutko
Carlos Santana and the Cleveland Indians (63-45, 2nd in AL Central) host the Los Angeles Angels (56-54, 3rd in AL West) at Progressive Field on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
The Angels have been less than ideal for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 56-54-0 SU. Cleveland is covering 58.3% of the time, going 63-45-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a solid Under bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 51-52-7.
Los Angeles is covering 50.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 27-26-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians cover 58.9% of the time at Progressive Field, going 33-23-0 SU.
The Indians have been a solid Under bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 47-57-4.
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Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/1/2019 Kevan Smith C Toe Probable for 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
8/2/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/2/2019 Tyler Olson RP Undisclosed -
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 56-54 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 4.55 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 533 hitters and walked 215 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 4.85.
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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 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .438. He has 107 hits this season in 363 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .656 and an OPS+ of 186. David Fletcher is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 380 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Angels have 970 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 .774. They score 5.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 560 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 63-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.83, Adam Plutko has a 3-2 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 54 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 346 batters and walked 109 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 3.77. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 855 base knocks and 402 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 306 hitters and struck out 1,014 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 17th in the league. The Indians hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .399. He has 105 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 379 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 138. Francisco Lindor is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 114 hits in 374 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .524. The Indians as a unit have 897 base hits, including 184 doubles and 144 homers. Cleveland has walked 377 times this year and they have struck out on 882 occasions. They have had 725 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 500 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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