Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+100) Cleveland (-125)
Reid Detmers and the Los Angeles Angels (62-61, 4th in AL West) are headed to Progressive Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (58-61, 2nd in AL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Angels coming in at +100 and the Indians are at -125. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Reid Detmers and Triston McKenzie.
As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are compiling 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 13th in MLB. They have racked up 563 runs while having a team OBP of .314. The Angels have compiled 218 doubles as a unit and have hit 153 balls out of the stadium. They have 534 RBI's and 1,045 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .252. Los Angeles is slugging .422 and have struck out 1,070 times, while taking a walk on 339 occasions.
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The Angels hold a team ERA of 4.67 on the campaign (23rd in the league), and they have rung up 1,132 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 449 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.24 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.52 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Angels pitchers have surrendered 147 home runs and 605 total runs (26th in baseball).
The Angels bullpen have earned a save rate of 64.0% and stepped onto the hill in 107 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 257 base runners for the season with 38.5% of those players ended up scoring. Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 173 times in addition to having 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have dispatched 409 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 55 holds on the season (19th in the league). They have recorded 32 saves for the season and have blown 18 of their 50 chances to get a save.
The Angels have transformed 68.4% of balls in play into outs in their 9,708 innings on the diamond, ranking them 26th in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have earned 3,236 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,060 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 22nd in baseball, and they have twisted 829 double plays.
Detmers has taken the ball for 15 innings and has tallied 13 K's in his pro baseball career. Detmers (1-2 career record) has a FIP of 6.44 and he has gone up against 71 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 7.04 (12 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.435. He has surrendered 16 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 6 walks.
Cleveland has recorded 147 HRs for the season and 495 RBIs. They have hit 181 doubles, while taking a walk 339 times and putting up 519 runs. The Cleveland Indians have an OBP of .300 in addition to a batting average of .232 on the season. The Indians hold a team slugging percentage of .401 and they have an average of 4.36 runs per outing (19th in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,010 occasions (22nd in MLB) and have tallied 911 hits.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.304 in addition to having a FIP of 4.42 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.60 (1,069 strikeouts vs 411 walks). They rank 10th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 940. They have surrendered 157 dingers and they give up 4.80 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 553 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.50 (518 earned runs given up).
With 102 save situations, the Indians have amassed 52 holds and 16 blown saves. Cleveland has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 47 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 133 times in high leverage situations and also on 109 occasions with base runners. Cleveland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.7% out of their 158 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 6th in the league with a save percentage of 66.0%, and they have dispatched 400 relievers to the hill this season.
In their 9,327 innings on the field, the Indians have a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (14th in baseball). The Cleveland Indians have twisted 96 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in professional baseball). The Indians have racked up 1,025 assists, 65 errors and have accumulated 3,109 putouts so far this year.
In his pro baseball career, McKenzie has given up 77 base hits while totaling 141 strikeouts in 117 innings. He has conceded a total of 60 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.122 and a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and he has gone up against 478 opposing hitters thus far in his career. McKenzie (4-6 career record) is the owner of a 4.59 ERA while conceding 5.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (-125)
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