Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (48-56) at Los Angeles Angels (55-49)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
C Kluber (6-11) (3.44) vs. G Richards (10-8) (3.37)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -125 / Cleveland Indians +115 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, Sports Time Ohio
The Los Angele Angels and the Cleveland Indians face off on Monday in Anaheim for game one of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Angels have lost their last six games and they are out of the lead in the American League West but they are the top team in the American League Wildcard race. The Angels are 1-9 in their last 10 games, 32-21 at home, and they are four games behind the Astros in the AL West. As a team the Angels are hitting .249 with Mike Trout hitting .309, Kole Calhoun hitting .279, and Erick Aybar hitting .278. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.63 with the starters at 3.66 and the bullpen at 3.58. For game one against the Indians the Angels start Garret Richards who has allowed 105 hits and 46 earned runs while striking out 91 over 122.2 innings for a 10-8 record and a 3.38 ERA.
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The Cleveland Indians are in last place in American League Central as they are playing out the final 58 games of their schedule. The Indians are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 28-24 on the road, and they are 14 games back in the AL Central. As a team the Indians are hitting .249 with Jason Kipnis hitting .326, Michael Brantley hitting .299, and Carlos Santana hitting .225. The Indians pitching staff has an ERA of 3.87 with the starters at 4.16 and the bullpen at 3.22. For game one against the Angels the Indians start Corey Kluber who has allowed 140 hits and 60 earned runs while striking out 172 over 157 innings for a 6-11 record and a 3.44 ERA.
The Angels are 6-1 against the AL Central, 11-4 in their last 15 home games, and 23-8 in Richards’ last 31 starts as a favorite. Cleveland is 3-8 in their last 11 games, 1-6 following a loss, and 3-8 in Kluber’s last 11 road starts. Cleveland is 2-5 in their last seven games against Los Angeles.
The Angels are free falling and the Indians are better on the road than at home and I look for the Indians to get the win here.