Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/24/2024

The Cleveland Guardians (33-17) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (20-30) on Friday, May 24th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on BSW. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 9:38 ET.

Guardians vs Angels

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Heading into their last game vs. the Mets, the Guardians closed out the series with a 6-3 win. Leading up to the game, they were the slight favorite at -108 on the money line. It was a big 6th inning that turned things in their favor, as the Guardians scored three runs in the inning to take the lead. Cleveland’s bullpen closed things out, and Cade Smith picked up the save.

Triston McKenzie got the start for the Guardians, going five innings and giving up three earned runs on five hits. He only had five strikeouts in the outing and took the loss. Andrés Giménez was hot at the plate, going 1/3 with a homer and three RBIs.

Cleveland heads into today’s road matchup vs. the Angels having won six straight games, and they lead the AL Central with a record of 33-17. The Guardians hold a 1.5-game lead over the Royals in the division. So far, they have gone 10-5 in divisional matchups.

The Guardians have been really tough to beat in day games this year, going 15-3, and they are 18-6 at home compared to 15-11 on the road. Cleveland closed out their series vs. the Mets with three straight wins, and they are 9-1 over their last 10 games.

When the Guardians win, they win big. They are 30-20 against the run line this season, with an average run margin of +1.3 runs per game. In their 20 losses, they’ve been outscored by an average of 3.1 runs per game.

The Cleveland Guardians are on the road today to face the Los Angeles Angels. The over/under line for the game is set at 8 runs, which is right in line with their season average of 8.5 runs per game. The Guardians have played 47 games with over/under lines this season, and 50% of those games have had lines set higher than 8 runs.

Logan Allen Gets The Start For The Guardians

Through 10 starts, Logan Allen has a record of 5-2 and an ERA of 4.91 for the Guardians. His WHIP for the season is currently 1.44. Allen has made three quality starts this year and is coming off a game in which he didn’t allow a run. In that outing, which came on May 18th vs. the Twins, he went six innings. Allen finished with seven strikeouts in the outing. Looking back at his last four starts, Allen has a record of 2-0 with two no-decisions. He hasn’t lost since May 2nd.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Guardians are averaging 4.9 runs per game, which is 5th in the league. They have been even better at home, averaging 5 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .237, but they have been good at avoiding strikeouts and have a good on-base percentage. Cleveland’s offense is led by José Ramírez and Josh Naylor, who are both tied for the team lead with 12 homers. Ramírez is also 3rd in the league with 45 RBIs.

Over the team’s last five games, José Ramírez has gone 7/21 with two homers and seven RBIs. Tyler Freeman has also been swinging a hot bat, going 7/19 in that stretch. David Fry and José Ramírez are both on three-game hitting streaks coming into the game.

The Angels pulled off a big upset to close out their series vs. the Astros, picking up a 2-1 win. Los Angeles was the +170 underdog going into Houston. Offensively, the Angels only had three hits but scored two runs. Kyren Paris’s homer in the 2nd inning was the big blow, and the Angels added another run in the 5th.

Tyler Anderson put together a good start for the Angels, going eight innings and giving up just one earned run, and picking up the win. Los Angeles’s bullpen closed things out in the 9th, and Luis Garcia picked up the save.

With a record of 20-30, the Angels are 5th in the AL West, 6.5 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. So far, they have gone 4-2 in divisional matchups. The Angels have really struggled at home this year, going 6-16, but they are at .500 at 14-14 on the road.

Los Angeles is kicking off their series vs. the Guardians at home today. This year, the Angels are just 5-14 in day games. As the underdog, the Angels are 19-26 compared to 1-4 as the favorite. They have an overall series record of 4-11-1 this year and have won two straight series.

The Angels have been a profitable team to bet on the run line this season, going 28-22 overall. They have been especially good on the road, going 19-9. They have covered the run line in eight straight games as the underdog. Their average run differential in wins is +3.9, while their average run differential in losses is -3.5.

At Angel Stadium, the Los Angeles Angels are set to host the Cleveland Guardians in a game with an over/under line of 8 runs. The Angels’ games have averaged 9.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 28-21. When the line is set at 8 runs, their over/under record is 6-4-1. Overall, 70% of their games have had higher lines than 8 runs, while only 8% have had lower lines.

Patrick Sandoval Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Patrick Sandoval gets the start for the Angels today as he faces the Guardians at home. Sandoval has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 2-6 with an ERA of 4.59. His WHIP for the season is 1.47. In his last outing, Sandoval finished with a no-decision, going six innings and giving up one earned run on three hits. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight starts. Sandoval’s ERA at home is 4.94 compared to 6.4 on the road.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Angels have been a middle-of-the-pack offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 15th in the league. They have been a consistent offense, as they are also 12th in home runs and 11th in team batting average. One thing to keep an eye on is that the Angels are just 17th in walks and are also among the league leaders in strikeouts.

Over his last nine games, Taylor Ward has been swinging a hot bat for the Angels, going 10/35 with three homers and five RBIs. For the season, he is batting .271 with 10 homers, which is 7th in the league. Mike Trout is also at 10 homers but is batting just .220 so far this season.

Guardians vs Angels Prediction

Our pick for this Guardians vs. Angels matchup is to take the Guardians on the money line, with the payout being -110. We have the Guardians winning this one by a score of 5-4, and with the payout being close to even, this is the route we recommend going.

Looking at some potential player props, we have Patrick Sandoval finishing with six strikeouts compared to Logan Allen with five. Sandoval is also projected to go for 5.2 innings, while Allen is projected to go for 5.1.

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