Los-Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Guardians MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Angels vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction 5/4/2024

The Los Angeles Angels (12-20) travel to face off against the Cleveland Guardians (20-12) on Saturday, May 4th. This game will be played at Progressive Field in Cleveland and televised on BSW. The Angels are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Guardians are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Angels. First pitch is set for 6:10 ET.

Angels vs Guardians

los angeles angels nba

Thanks to a four-run 4th inning for the Angels’ offense, they cruised to an easy 6-0 win over the Guardians in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Angels were at +165 on the money line.

The starting pitching matchup for this game featured Jose Soriano for the Angels, and he went six innings while giving up just one hit and no earned runs. Soriano finished the game with three strikeouts but issued one walk. On the other side, Tanner Bibee got the start for the Guardians, going five innings and giving up six runs on eight hits.

Los Angeles got a huge performance from Nolan Schanuel, as he went 3/4 with a home run and five RBIs. Both Mickey Moniak and Willie Calhoun each drove in two for the Angels’ offense.

As the Angels are on the road today vs. the Guardians, they are looking to pick up a win to get back to .500, as they are currently 12-20. Los Angeles is in 5th place in the AL West, five games behind the Mariners for the division lead. So far, they have yet to play a game against another AL West team.

Los Angeles has really struggled at home this year, going just 4-11, compared to 8-9 on the road. The Angels have really struggled in day games, going 3-11 this year. So far, they have really struggled as the underdog, going just 11-17, including 8-8 on the road. The Angels’ overall series record is 1-8-1, and they have lost four straight series overall.

When the Angels are underdogs, they have been a good bet on the run line, going 16-12. Their average run differential in those games is -1.0, and they have covered the run line in two straight games as underdogs.

Los Angeles Angels games have averaged 9.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 17-14. When the over/under line has been set at 8 runs, their record is 2-2-1. So far this season, 78.1% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 8 runs. Their last two games have gone under the total, and the O/U line for today’s game against the Cleveland Guardians is set at 8 runs.

Reid Detmers Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Reid Detmers gets the start for the Angels today as he faces the Guardians on the road. He has made six starts this year and has a record of 3-2 with a 3.12 ERA. Looking at his overall numbers, opponents are batting .229 this year, and Detmers has a WHIP of 1.15. In his last outing, he took the loss, giving up five earned runs in five innings of work. Before that, he had given up at least one homer in three straight outings. Detmers has made two quality starts this year.

Angels Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Angels offense is averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 18th in the league. They have been a bit better on the road, averaging 4.4 runs per game, compared to 4.1 at home. Overall, they are 7th in the league in home runs and have a team batting average of .245, which is 9th in the league.

Mike Trout has been the Angels’ top power threat this season, as his 10 homers lead the league and the team. However, he is batting just .220 for the season. Taylor Ward has been a bright spot for the Angels, as he is batting .271 with seven homers, which is 2nd on the team and 4th in the league. Ward also has a team-high 24 RBIs.

Cleveland is hosting the Angels today with an overall record of 20-12, good for 1st place in the AL Central. The Guardians hold a half-game lead over the Royals for the division lead. The Guardians have dropped two straight games, losing the final two games of their series vs. the Twins.

So far, the Guardians have been good vs. other teams in the AL Central, putting up a record of 4-1. As for their overall record, they are 8-5 at home compared to 12-7 on the road. This season, the Guardians have been a bit better as the underdog, putting up a record of 9-6. Cleveland is also 7-4 when favored at home and have an overall series record of 7-3.

When the Cleveland Guardians win, they win big, with an average run margin of 3.6 runs per game. That’s a big reason why they have a strong run line record of 21-11. They’ve been especially good on the run line as the underdog, going 12-3. That includes a 13-6 mark on the run line on the road, where they’ve outscored opponents by an average of 1.6 runs per game.

The Cleveland Guardians have played 30 games this season, and their average combined runs per game is 8.8. Their over/under record is 17-13, and the average over/under line for their games is 8. Today’s over/under line for their game against the Los Angeles Angels is 8 runs. In their last 10 games, the over/under line has been set at 8 runs or lower in 7 of those games. In their last game, the over/under line was set at 7.5 runs, and the game finished with 6 runs scored.

Ben Lively Gets The Start For The Guardians

Ben Lively will be making his third start of the season for the Guardians, and this will be his first start at home. In his first two outings, he has gone 6 1/3 innings and 4 1/3 innings, respectively. In his last start, he took on the Braves and went 4 1/3 innings, giving up 1 earned run and striking out 5.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

cleveland guardians

So far this season, the Guardians have been one of the league’s best offensive teams, averaging 4.9 runs per game, which is 6th in the league. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5.1 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .245, which is 9th in the league, and are one of the league’s best teams at avoiding strikeouts.

Steven Kwan comes into the game as the team’s leading hitter, with a batting average of .356. He has also been hot of late, going 8/19 in his last five games. Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor are the team’s top power threats, with Ramirez leading the team with 25 RBIs and Naylor’s seven homers being the 4th most in the league.

Angels vs Guardians Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Angels vs. Guardians game is to take the Guardians on the money line, where the payout is -145. We have the Guardians winning this one 6-5, and with the over/under sitting at 8 runs, you could also look to take the over.

Looking at some of the starting pitcher projections, we have Ben Lively going 6 innings for the Guardians and finishing with four strikeouts. As for Reid Detmers, he is projected to finish with six K’s and go six innings as well.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.