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Angels Have Dominated The AL Central

The Los Angeles Angels are the bottom-dwellers in the AL West, but a four-game set against an AL Central opponent may help them this weekend. The Halos have won seven of their past eight games against AL Central clubs, but will be contending with the division-leading Cleveland Indians this weekend.

Shark Bites
  • Jhoulys Chacin has a 5.27 ERA as a starter this season.
  • The Angels are 1-5 in their past six against the Indians.
  • The Indians are 19-8 in their past 27 games at home.

Jhoulys Chahin has not exactly been a steady force for the Angels since being acquired from the Braves. Chacin struggled as a member of the rotation and was sent to the bullpen, but has posted a steady 2.55 ERA in eight relief appearances since.

The start of the season was not excellent for Corey Kluber, but the Indians’ ace has found his stuff recently. Kluber has a 1.22 ERA across his past five starts – including two games in which he went 7.0 innings without allowing a run.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Cleveland Indians in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -230 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.2-3.0 win for the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians sport a record of 63-48 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Angels sit at 49-64 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels odds would favor the Angels if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland Indians No. 4 ranked offense (4.96 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 23 at 4.66 runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have been averaging 9.02 hits per game, less than the Los Angeles Angels have managed so far this season (9.02 hits on average).

Cleveland owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.96 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 23-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Cubs, who beat them 3-1 on Wednesday behind a start from J Hammel at Wrigley Field.

Cleveland suffered a 7-4 loss against Washington on Wednesday, as J Tomlin wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Cleveland, Friday, August 12th

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