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Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians
Date & Time Sunday August 4, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Progressive Field
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
Cleveland Indians -210 / Los Angeles Angels +194 O/U: 10
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The Los Angeles Angels and the Cleveland Indians will match up on the MLB diamond to finish their series on Sunday.

The Indians took a 7-3 win in the opener of this set on Friday. In the Saturday game, the Indians won again, this time 7-2.

For Sunday’s matchup, the Angels will send out Jaime Barria for the start. In his 43.0 innings and 4-4 record this year, Barria has a 6.28 ERA with 42 Ks and 13 BBs.

Cleveland put up seven hits on Saturday and scored five runs in the fifth inning. Both Pujols and Ohtani combined for a 4-for-8 line in that one.

Over on the Indians’ side, they’re sending out Shane Bieber in the start Sunday. Across 140.1 innings and a 10-4 mark so far, Bieber has a 3.40 ERA with 174 Ks and 30 BBs.

Cleveland spread out their seven hits pretty well on Saturday. Only two starters finished without a knock, and Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer.

The Angels are 2-6 in their last eight in game three of a series and 5-2 in Barria’s last seven starts versus a team with a winning record. The over is 8-2 in LA’s last 10 Sunday games and 18-6-2 in their last 26 in game three of a series.

Meanwhile, the Indians are 6-1 in their last seven Sunday games and 60-28 in their last 88 in game three of a series. Cleveland is 5-1 in Bieber’s last six starts and 7-3 in his last 10 home starts.

Barria had a meltdown in Seattle (10 earned; 3.2 innings), but since has done better with four earned in 10.0 innings on seven hits over his last two starts (he was 1-1 in those games).

As for Bieber, he’s sitting on consecutive quality starts (with a one-hit, complete-game shutout in there) with 16.0 innings and two earned. I like Bieber to keep it going here so I’m going Indians.

Cleveland Indians -210

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