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(49-64) Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians (63-48)
Date: Friday August 12 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Scaggs vs Carlos Carrasco
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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This AL matchup includes two teams on the opposite ends of the American League standings.
The Los Angeles Angels are struggling on all levels this season; they are currently 18 games behind the Rangers in the West.
The Cleveland Indians are the American League Centrals best team; they are 3.5 games ahead of the Tigers.
Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles lineup has been up and down for most of this season. They are led by Yunel Escobar is leading the team with a .319 batting average to go with 24 doubles and 32 RBIs.
Mike Trout is one of baseball’s most famous players, and he is having another solid season. Trout is hitting .312 on the season with 21 dingers and 74 RBIs.
Albert Pujols has finally seen some improvement in his numbers this season. Pujols is hitting only .253 but he has hit a team high 21 home runs and has driven in 87 runs on the year.
The Angels have Tyler Scaggs on the mound for his 4th start of the season. Scaggs is currently 1-0 on the season with a 2.04 E.R.A. and 17 strikeouts.
He received a no decision in his last start in Seattle against the Mariners. Scaggs pitched in 5.1 innings where he gave up 4 earned runs on 9 hits.
Scaggs also walked 3 batters and struck out 4 in the no decision. He looks to get back on pace in this one with the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians lineup has been hitting the ball as of late as they have played better since June. They are now led by Jose Ramirez who has turned it around recently at the plate.
J-Ram is hitting .309 on the season with 28 doubles and 47 RBIs. All-star Francisco Lindor is currently hitting .305 on the season and has also tallied 35 extra base hits.
Mike Napoli leads this team in home runs and RBIs with 28 and 79 respectively. Napoli also has an average of .253 on the season.
The Indians look to give Scaggs an early exit in this one.
The Indians have Carlos Carrasco on the mound this season and aside from being on the DL he has been up and down most of the season. Carrasco is currently 7-6 on the season with a 3.17 E.R.A. and 96 strikeouts.
He last received a loss in his last start against the New York Yankees on the road. He pitched in 7 innings of work where he gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits.
Carrasco also walked 2 batters and struck out 9 in the loss. He looks to get back on track here in August.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- LAA are 2-7 in their last 9 Fri. games.
- LAA are 9-23 in their last 32 road games.
- Over is 13-6 in Skaggs’ last 19 starts on grass.
- CLE are 21-6 in their last 27 Fri. games.
- CLE are 20-8 in their last 28 home games.
- Over is 7-3-1 in CLE last 11 overall.
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
This matchup will be huge for the Indians going into a series with the Red Sox. I look for the Indians to take this one.
I look for Carrasco to shut down the Angels in this one to get to the victory. The Indians lineup will look to knock Scaggs around in this one and come out on top.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Indians -1.5 (ML Price at -140 isn’t bad either)
Taking the Indians in this one and it shouldn’t be much of a matchup.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 2 Cleveland 6
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