Cleveland Guardians vs LA Angels Pick 4/28/22

by | Apr 28, 2022 | mlb

Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels

Date: Thursday, April 28th, 4:07 ET

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

TV: BSGL

Money Line: Guardians 125 / Angels -151 (Get better lines >>> Underdogs pay more!)

Total Line: 8.5

STARTING PITCHING

Cleveland: Cal Quantrill (1-0, 3.94)
Los Angeles: Reid Detmers (0-1, 6.57)

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Cleveland Guardians: 7-11-0 SU / OU 10-8-0 / Run Line W/L 8-10-0
Los Angeles Angels: 12-7-0 SU / OU 9-9-1 / Run Line W/L 10-9-0

The Los Angeles Angels host the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday, April 28th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 4:07 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-157), with a run line set at 8.5.

Recent Form

The Cleveland Guardians will look to get back on track after they fell to the LA Angels by a score of 9-5. In the loss were a +140 dog in the game. On offense, Cleveland’s lineup put together a total of 11 hits, while the pitching staff allowed 9 runs on 14 hits. Together, the Guardians and LA Angels combined to surpass the over-under betting line set at 7.5 runs. This result being part of a larger trend, as Cleveland as the over has hit in more than half of their games (10-8-0).

The Guardians will be hoping to pick up a win in today’s matchup, as they have gone just 0-5 over their last 5 games. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -19. A key reason for Cleveland’s recent struggles is an offense averaging just 2.4 runs per game over their last 5 contests, compared to a season average 4.50.

The Angels will be looking to keep things rolling after taking down Cleveland by the score of 9-5. In the game, Los Angeles was able to take care of business as they were the favorites at -125.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 17 games, winning at a rate of 65.0%. For the game, Los Angeles’s staff gave up 5 runs, on 11 hits, while on offense, Los Angeles came up with 14 hits leading to 9 runs.

In their last 5 games, the Angels have put together a record of 4-1. During this time, the team’s run differential sits at 10. Offensively, Los Angeles’s lineup has been steady at 5.4 runs per game over their last 5 contests. For the season, the team comes in with a per-game average of 5.00.

Pitching Matchup

For the Guardians, Cal Quantrill gets the start, so far, he has put together a record of 1-0. To date, Quantrill has an ERA of 3.94 while lasting an average of 5.33 innings per start. Opponents have been able to rack up runs against him, despite a batting average allowed of just 0.214. However, opposing batters have not been able to drive the ball with power against Quantrill, averaging just 0.56 homers per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, strikeouts have not been a big part of Quantrill’s game, as he has a strikeout percentage of just 9.2% and a per-game average of 2.0. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 2.33 walks per outing.

For the Angels, Reid Detmers gets the start with a record of 0-1. Leading up to the game, Detmers is hoping to bring down an ERA of 6.57. So far, he is averaging 4.03 innings per outing. Opposing teams have been able to string together hits against Detmers, with a batting average allowed of 0.250. Not only are opposing teams getting on base through hits at an above-average rate, they are also doing damage through home runs. So far, Detmers is allowing 1.46 homers per 9 innings pitched. Heading into today’s action, Reid Detmers has yet to find his groove with strikeouts, averaging just 4.0 K’ per outing. Throughout the season, his strong command has led to an average of just 1.33 walks per contest.

Cleveland vs Los Angeles History

So far, the Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Guardians have met up 3 times, with Los Angeles winning the season series 3-0. Through 3 games, the series’ over-under record is 1-2, with the average run total sitting at 7.67 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.33 runs. Going back to last year, Cleveland won the season series, 5 games to 1. In these 6 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 3-3. Last year, the two teams averaged 7.67 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.33 runs per contest.

Betting Trends

  • Guardians are 4-1 in their last 5 games after losing the first 3 games of a series.
  • Guardians are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League West.
  • Angels are 9-3 in their last 12 games as a favorite.
  • Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a home favorite.

Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Angels Prediction

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In this matchup, look for the Angels to pick up yet another win, as Cleveland has had problems against left-handed pitching. Throughout the season, the Guardians have relied on power to generate runs. But, against lefties, they have the 25th ranked slugging percentage. On the other side, Los Angeles has been excellent against right-handed pitching, ranked 4th in runs scored per at bat.

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