Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+175) Los Angeles (-210)
Angel Stadium is the location where the Los Angeles Angels (10-7) will meet the Cleveland Guardians (7-9) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the Guardians at +175 while the Angels are sitting at -210. The total is set at 7.5. The men taking the mound will be Zach Plesac and Shohei Ohtani.
As a unit, the Cleveland Guardians are knocking in 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball. They have 75 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .321. The Guardians have earned 27 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 14 balls out of the park. They have accrued 74 RBI's and 140 hits this season, while their team batting average sits at .256. Cleveland has a slugging rate of .408 and have been called out on strikes 130 times, while being walked on 48 occasions.
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The Guardians have an ERA of 3.62 so far this year (17th in the league), and they have struck out 125 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.14. Guardians pitchers have surrendered 17 home runs and also 65 runs (16th in the league). They have walked 43 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.95 as a team for the year.
The Guardians have dispatched 56 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 19 base runners so far this season and 26.3% of them ended up scoring. They have earned 2 saves this season and have not converted 2 of their 4 chances to save the game. The Guardians relief pitchers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 7 holds for the year (22nd in MLB). Guardians relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 15 times in addition to having 22 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Guardians have turned 72.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,257 innings on the field, which has them sitting 5th in pro baseball. The Cleveland Guardians have notched a total of 419 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 130 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .986 which ranks 17th in MLB, and have earned 12 double plays.
Plesac has thrown 331 innings and is sitting with 255 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.80 (140 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.135. He has conceded 294 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has 82 walks. Plesac (23-15 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.53 and he has faced 1,348 batters in the major leagues.
The Angels have a team SLG% of .423 and they score 4.82 runs per outing (4th in baseball). They have 23 doubles, while taking a walk 66 times and putting up 82 runs. Los Angeles has 23 long balls this year to go along with 78 RBIs. They have struck out on 155 occasions (4th in MLB) and have a total of 138 hits. The Los Angeles Angels have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .332 as well as a batting average of .247 over the course of the season.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.146 and have a FIP of 4.10 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.43 (141 strikeouts vs 58 bases on balls). They rank 9th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 115. They have surrendered 19 homers and they surrender 4.29 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 72 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.93 (66 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 19 save situations, the Angels have accumulated 11 holds and 3 blown saves. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 7 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves. Their relievers have come in 18 times in high leverage situations and on 23 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 39.5% out of 38 inherited runners. They are ranked 23rd in the league holding a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have sent 60 relievers onto the field on the year.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 8 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (27th in professional baseball). The Angels have accrued 141 assists, 13 errors and have earned 453 putouts during this campaign. In 1,359 innings on the diamond, the Angels hold a defensive efficiency of 74.2% (3rd in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Ohtani has surrendered 150 hits while tallying 248 strikeouts in 198 innings. Ohtani (14-7 record in his career) has a 3.59 earned run average and has surrendered 6.8 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 79 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.152 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.18 and he has gone up against 819 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+175)
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