Angels vs. Indians - 6/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (34-27) at Los Angeles Angels (27-35)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm (Angel Stadium)
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The Line: Los Angeles Angels +145 / Cleveland Indians -155 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Indians have scored 14 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians offense has been consistent during this stretch, and they’ve won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 70 hits, Jason Kipnis has 31 RBI and Mike Napoli has 14 home runs. Danny Salazar gets the nod, and he’s 6-3 with a 2.24 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Salazar is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels haven't won back-to-back games since May 30-31. The Angels have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.51 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 73 hits, Mike Trout has 44 RBI and Albert Pujols has 12 home runs. David Huff takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 12.27 ERA and one strikeout this season. Huff is 0-0 with a 8.10 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 0-4 in Salazars last 4 road starts. The Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. American League Central. The Indians are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Angels usually play well at home and their offense showed signs of life in Friday's win. While Salazar is the better pitcher, I see value with the Angels at home and the big plus money. I'll take a stab with Los Angeles in this spot.