Indians vs. Angels - 8/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (49-67) at Cleveland Indians (66-48)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Progressive Field)
Jered Weaver (8-9) (5.19) vs. T Bauer (8-5) (3.88)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -190 / Los Angeles Angels +180 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians look to sweep the Los Angeles Angels Sunday afternoon on TBS.
The Los Angeles Angels have won just two games in the month of August. The Angels have allowed 32 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have a ERA of 4.61 and have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 131 hits, Mike Trout has 75 RBI and Albert Pujols has 21 home runs. Jered Weaver gets the ball, and he’s 8-9 with a 5.19 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 9-5 with a 3.73 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
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The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Indians have scored 32 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland Indians offense continues to crush, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 138 hits, Jason Kipnis has 64 RBI and Mike Napoli has 29 home runs. Trevor Bauer takes the hill, and he’s 8-5 with a 3.88 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 6-13 in Weavers last 19 road starts. The Indians are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 7-3 in Bauers last 10 starts with 4 days of rest. The Angels are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland.
Anybody see the Angels play lately? We're talking about a team that hasn't won a game since August 4th. Meanwhile, the Indians are putting up crooked numbers on a consistent basis. I expect another ugly Los Angeles loss, as this team has thrown in the towel.