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Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians
Date & Time Friday August 2, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Progressive Field
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Cleveland Indians -- Over/Under:
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The Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Indians meet Friday in MLB action at Progressive Field.

The Los Angeles Angels could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Angels have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 111 hits and 39 RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 197 hits and 144 RBI. Felix Pena gets the ball, and he is 8-3 with a 4.66 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. This will be Pena’s second career game against the Indians.

The Cleveland Indians look fora win after losing three of their last four games. The Indians have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Cleveland Indians have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Francisco Lindor leads the Indians with 114 hits and 43 RBI while Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez have combined for 200 hits and 116 RBI. Mike Clevinger gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 3.28 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Clevinger is 3-0 with a 3.29 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Angels are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day, 10-4 in their last 14 during game 1 of a series and 2-8 in their last 10 Friday games. The Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 9-2 in Clevingers last 11 home starts and 4-1 in Clevingers last 5 starts. The Angels are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Cleveland, 7-20 in the last 27 meetings and the Indians are 4-1 in Clevingers last 5 starts vs. Angels. The over is 9-4 in Clevingers last 13 starts overall. The under is 25-9-2 in Angels last 36 Friday games.

The Los Angeles Angels have a rest advantage here, but they're a team that's starting to fall apart and the inability to score consistent runs is starting to take its toll. Clevinger is coming off a monster July where he allowed 27 hits and six runs in 31 innings while striking out 41. In 23 innings at home, Clevinger has a 0.78 ERA and .152 allowed batting average. You have to like the Cleveland Indians at home here.

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