Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+125) Los Angeles (-156)
Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians (21-18, 2nd in AL Central) go to Angel Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (18-22, 4th in AL West). The Indians open this matchup at +125 while the Angels are coming in at -156. The over/under is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Civale and Shohei Ohtani.
The Indians have hit 59 doubles as a unit and have knocked 49 baseballs out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging % of .384 and have been rung up 332 times, while drawing a walk on 121 occasions. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are notching 4.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 21st in baseball. They have accrued 150 runs batted in as well as 270 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average is at .212. They are sitting with 157 runs while holding a team OBP of .284.
The Indians hold a team ERA of 3.66 for the year (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 375 hitters. They have walked 143 opposing players and their FIP is 4.21 as a squad on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.23. Indians pitchers have relinquished 50 long balls and also 150 runs in total (5th in the league).
The Indians have dispatched 120 relievers to the hill for the year. The relievers have inherited 44 runners on the season with 27.3% of those players ended up scoring. They have tallied 12 saves on the season and have blown 2 of 14 chances to save the game. The Indians relief pitchers have a save percentage of 85.7% and has come into the game in 29 save situations. The relief pitchers have 15 holds over the course of the season (23rd in MLB). Indians bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 33 times as well as having 36 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Indians have a tally of 1,034 putouts for the season, in addition to 356 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 17th in baseball, and have earned 259 double plays. The Indians have converted 71.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,102 innings on the field, which has them ranked 6th in pro baseball.
Civale has taken the mound for 184 innings and has accumulated 154 K's in his career. His earned run average is 3.61 (74 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.159. He has allowed 167 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 47 free passes. Civale (12-11 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.92 while going up against 748 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Angels have a team slugging % of .412 and they earn 4.50 runs per contest (12th in the league). They have recorded 61 two-baggers, while getting a free base 105 times and scoring 180 runs. Los Angeles has compiled 50 home runs on the season to go along with 168 RBIs. They have struck out on 339 instances (23rd in MLB) and have totaled 340 hits. The Los Angeles Angels are sitting with an on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a team batting average of .251 on the campaign.
The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.465 with a FIP of 4.26 as a staff for the season. They come in at 26th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 353. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 224 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 5.29 (206 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.56 (409 strikeouts vs 160 free passes). They have given up 53 home runs and they relinquish 5.76 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 45.0% of 80 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 45 times in high leverage situations and also on 59 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 36 save situations, the Angels have compiled 18 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. They sit at 21st in the league holding a save rate of 55.6%, and they have sent 145 relief pitchers onto the field for the season. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 18 save chances and they have tallied 10 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 27 double plays and have a fielding rate of .977 (30th in MLB). The Angels have accrued 334 assists, 33 errors and have accumulated 1,052 putouts for the year. Out of their 3,156 innings on the field, the Angels have earned a defensive efficiency of 65.3% (30th in baseball).
Ohtani (5-3 career mark) has a 3.65 ERA while allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.12 and he has gone up against 337 hitters thus far in his career. He has surrendered 32 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.291 and a FIP of 3.8. In his MLB career, Ohtani has conceded 52 hits while he has accumulated 106 strikeouts in 79 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+125)
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