The Los Angeles Angels and the Cleveland Guardians meet in MLB action from Progressive Field on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
Los Angeles is a -115 road favorite while Cleveland is a -105 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Reid Detmers will start for Los Angeles and is 0-3 with a 5.10 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Cal Quantrill will get the start for the Guardians and is 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season.
Los Angeles’ 5-4 win over Cleveland on Friday snapped the Guardians’ three-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.
Los Angeles is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record and 5-0 in their last 5 road games while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 Saturday games. Cleveland is 12-5 in their last 17 games against the AL West and 1-11 in their last 12 games against a team with a left-handed starter while the under is 20-4-2 in their last 26 games overall.
I’m backing the Guardians here. Not a game I’m rushing to bet, but the Angels are back to struggling to win games with Reid Detmers in the starting role. Cleveland was unlucky on Friday and the Angels have been better on the road than the Guardians have been at home, but I think this is a nice bounce back spot for the Guardians as Quantrill is normally a solid back at home. Give me Cleveland at the more favorable price.