Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/16/14
Los Angeles Angels (37-31) at Cleveland Indians (35-35)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Progressive Field)
Jered Weaver (R) (7-5) (3.513) vs. Trevor Bauer (R) (1-3) (4.237)
The Line: Cleveland Indians +103 / Los Angeles Angels -113 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, SportsTime Ohio
The Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Angels face off on Monday at Progressive Field for game one of their series.
The Cleveland Indians have cooled off over the past week but they are just 3.5 games back in the AL Central. The Indians are 21-11 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last two games. As a team the Indians are hitting .259 with Lonnie Chisenhall hitting .371, Michael Brantley hitting .322, and David Murphy hitting .274. The Indians pitching staff has an ERA of 4.08 with the starters at 4.63 and the bullpen at 3.13. For game one against the Angels the Indians start Trevor Bauer who has two losses and two no decisions in his last two starts. For the season Bauer has allowed 33 hits and 16 earned runs while striking out 36 over 34 innings for a 1-3 record and a 4.24 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Angels are one of the top teams in baseball this season and would lead most divisions with their record. The Angels are 17-17 on the road, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss o Sunday night. As a team the Angels are hitting .257 with Mike Trout hitting .299, Erick Aybar hitting .288, and Howie Kendrick hitting .270. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.84 with the starters at 3.63 and the bullpen at 4.28. For game one at Cleveland the Angels start Jered Weaver who has lost two of his last three starts. For the season Weaver has allowed 76 hits and 35 earned runs while striking out 71 over 89.2 innings for a 7-5 record and a 3.51 ERA.
Cleveland is 4-0 against a team with a winning record, 12-5 in their last 17 games, and 3-7 against the AL West. Los Angeles is 4-0 against the AL Central, 12-5 as a road favorite, an 13-5 Weaver’s last 18 starts as a road favorite. Los Angeles is 5-1 in Weaver’s last six road starts against Cleveland.
The total in this one is at eight and I like the under with my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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