Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+110) Cleveland (-135)
Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians (59-61, 2nd in AL Central) play the Los Angeles Angels (62-62, 4th in AL West) at Progressive Field on Sunday. The Angels open this game at +110 while the Indians are coming in at -135. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Jose Suarez and Cal Quantrill.
Los Angeles is slugging .420 and have been called out on strikes 1,074 times, while taking a walk on 340 occasions. They have tallied 535 runs batted in as well as 1,049 hits on the season, while their batting average is sitting at .251. The Angels have tallied 219 two-baggers as a team and have hit 153 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 564 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .313. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 13th in baseball.
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The Angels hold a team ERA of 4.71 on the campaign (24th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,144 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 453 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.24 as a squad this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.53 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Angels pitchers have yielded 149 home runs and 614 runs in total (26th in MLB).
The Angels have dispatched 413 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 257 runners this year with 38.5% of them crossed the plate. They have compiled 32 saves so far this year and have blown 18 out of their 50 chances to save the game. The Angels bullpen have earned a save rate of 64.0% and has come into the game in 107 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 55 holds for the season (19th in baseball). Angels pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 173 times and also have had 131 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated 3,260 putouts this season, in addition to 1,066 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 22nd in the majors, and they have twisted 837 double plays. The Angels have converted 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,780 innings on the field, which has them ranked 26th in MLB.
Suarez has thrown 143 innings and has racked up 129 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 6.26 (100 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.559. He has given up 163 base knocks (10.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 61 walks. Suarez (7-14 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 5.82 while he has faced 654 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Cleveland Indians have compiled an OBP of .301 in addition to a batting average of .234 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,022 instances (22nd in baseball) and are sitting with 926 base hits. Cleveland is sitting with 149 home runs so far this year to go along with 504 runs batted in. The Indians have a team slugging percentage of .403 and they earn 4.40 runs per outing (18th in MLB). They have recorded 184 two-baggers, while getting a free base 343 times and scoring 528 runs.
The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.297 and have a FIP of 4.40 as a team so far this year. They are sitting at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 944. The Cleveland pitching staff have yielded 554 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.47 (519 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.60 (1,073 strikeouts vs 412 free passes). They have surrendered 157 long balls and they surrender 4.77 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league).
With 102 save situations, the Indians have tallied 52 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relievers to enter the contest in 47 save opportunities and they have tallied 31 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 133 times in high leverage situations in addition to 109 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.7% of 158 inherited base runners. They are ranked 6th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.0%, and they have sent 403 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Cleveland Indians have twisted 97 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (16th in the majors). The Indians have 1,035 assists, 66 errors and have accumulated 3,136 putouts on the campaign. In 9,408 innings played, the Indians are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (12th in the majors).
Quantrill (11-10 mark in his career) has earned a 3.94 ERA while conceding 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.86 and he has gone up against 1,012 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has allowed 104 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.271 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. So far in his MLB career, Quantrill has surrendered 232 base hits while he has accumulated 200 punch outs in 237 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-135)
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