Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+155) Los Angeles (-180)
Angel Stadium is where the Los Angeles Angels (9-7) will meet the Cleveland Guardians (7-8) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Guardians at +155 and the Angels are sitting at -180. The over/under has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Triston McKenzie and Patrick Sandoval.
Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .423 and have been called out on strikes 126 times, while drawing a walk on 44 occasions. They have accounted for 74 runs batted in as well as 137 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is at .264. The Guardians have earned 26 doubles as a unit and have hit 14 balls out of the park. They have racked up 75 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .326. As a team, the Cleveland Guardians are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league.
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The Guardians have a team ERA of 3.64 for the year (16th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 118 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.13. Guardians pitchers have allowed 15 home runs and also 62 total runs (14th in MLB). They have walked 41 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.89 as a squad for the year.
Guardians pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 15 times and also have had 22 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 7 holds this season (22nd in baseball). The Guardians bullpen have recorded a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 11 save situations. They have compiled 2 saves for the season and have blown 2 of their 4 save chances. The relievers have inherited 19 runners for the year and 26.3% of them crossed the plate. The Guardians have sent 54 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Cleveland Guardians have accumulated 395 putouts this year, in addition to 121 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which puts them in 19th in the majors, and they have turned 11 double plays. The Guardians have converted 72.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,185 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball.
McKenzie has taken the mound for 164 frames and is sitting with 189 K's in his career. His ERA is 4.43 (81 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.117. He has surrendered 111 hits (6.1 hits per 9 innings) with 73 walks. McKenzie (7-11 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.44 while going up against 667 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Los Angeles has 21 home runs this year as well as 75 RBIs. They have hit 23 doubles, while getting a free base 64 times as well as putting up 79 runs. The Los Angeles Angels hold an OBP of .333 and a batting average of .246 on the campaign. The Angels have a team slugging % of .417 and they earn 4.94 runs per game (4th in the league). They have struck out on 148 occasions (8th in the league) and have recorded 130 base hits.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.169 in addition to having a FIP of 4.16 as a staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 112. The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 72 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.18 (66 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.54 (137 strikeouts vs 54 free passes). They have conceded 19 homers and they concede 4.56 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.5% of 38 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 17 times in high leverage situations in addition to 23 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 16 save situations, the Angels have amassed 10 holds and 3 blown saves. They rank 26th in MLB holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 57 relievers to the hill so far this season. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 6 save opportunities and they have come away with 3 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 6 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (26th in MLB). The Angels have recorded 131 assists, 12 errors and have a tally of 426 putouts so far this season. In their 1,278 innings on the diamond, the Angels have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 73.5% (4th in baseball).
Sandoval (4-15 career record) holds a 4.21 ERA while giving up 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 and he has gone up against 727 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 80 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.287 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. In his pro baseball career, Sandoval has surrendered 148 hits while he has totaled 180 K's in 171 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+155)
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