Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels (16-20, 5th in AL West) play the Cleveland Indians (21-14, 2nd in AL Central) at Angel Stadium on Monday.
As a team, the Cleveland Indians are earning 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. They have 145 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .283. The Indians have recorded 51 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 44 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 139 RBI's in addition to 237 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is .208. Cleveland has a slugging % of .381 and have struck out 298 times, while being walked on 112 occasions.
The Indians hold a team ERA of 3.34 for the year (8th in the league), and their staff has rung up 336 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.73 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. Indians pitchers have surrendered 44 home runs and 126 runs in total (3rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 123 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.10 as a squad on the campaign.
The Indians relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 85.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 29 save situations. The relievers have inherited 37 runners on the season with 27.0% of those runners crossed home plate. Indians pitchers have come into the game with players on base 29 times in addition to having 36 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have dispatched 108 relievers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 15 holds this year (22nd in the league). They have tallied 12 saves for the year and have not converted 2 out of their 14 chances to save the game.
The Indians have turned 72.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,814 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 5th in baseball. The Cleveland Indians have a total of 938 putouts on the year, as well as 334 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which ranks 21st in MLB, and have 231 double plays.
Hentges has taken the ball for 13 frames and has earned 14 strikeouts so far in his career. Hentges (1-0 career record) sits with a FIP of 6.17 while facing 63 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.29 (5 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.756. He has conceded 18 hits (11.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 6 walks.
The Angels hold a slugging percentage of .419 and they score 4.56 runs per game (10th in MLB). They have hit 53 two-baggers, while taking a walk 92 times and putting up 164 runs. Los Angeles has accumulated 47 home runs so far this season to go along with 152 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 299 occasions (25th in MLB) and have tallied 311 base knocks. The Los Angeles Angels have earned an on-base percentage of .313 and a team batting average of .254 over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 202 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 5.24 (184 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 43 homers and they surrender 5.75 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.471 with a FIP of 4.11 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.42 (370 strikeouts against 153 bases on balls). They come in at 23rd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 312.
Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 47.9% out of their 73 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 41 times in high leverage situations and on 53 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 30 save situations, the Angels have 15 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They rank 21st in MLB with a save rate of 53.3%, and they have sent 129 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. Los Angeles has had relievers enter the contest in 15 save chances and they have earned 8 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 23 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .974 (30th in baseball). The Angels have racked up 308 assists, 33 errors and have 950 putouts this season. Out of their 2,850 innings on the diamond, the Angels have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 65.4% (30th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Cobb has allowed 919 hits while he has totaled 749 strikeouts in 938 innings pitched. Cobb (56-59 career record) is the owner of a 3.91 earned run average and has conceded 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 408 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.275 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.70 and he has gone up against 3,947 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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