Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/25/2024

The Cleveland Guardians (34-17) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (20-31) on Saturday, May 25th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on BSW. The Guardians are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Angels are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Guardians. First pitch is set for 9:38 ET.

Guardians vs Angels

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Cleveland cruised to a 10-4 win over the Angels in the most recent game of this series. The Guardians had a huge 4th inning, scoring five of their ten runs. As for the Angels, they scored their final run in the 5th. Heading into the game, the Guardians were favored at -113 on the money line.

Logan Allen got the win for the Guardians, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up three earned runs. Patrick Sandoval had a rough outing for the Angels, taking the loss after going just 3 2/3 innings and giving up eight earned runs.

Jose Ramirez and David Fry each homered for the Guardians, while Josh Naylor went 1/4 with three RBI. Andres Gimenez also had a two-hit game and scored twice for Cleveland’s offense.

Cleveland is on a seven-game winning streak, and they lead the AL Central with a record of 34-17. The Guardians hold a 1.5-game lead over the Royals in the division. This season, they have been good in the division, putting up a mark of 10-5.

At home, the Guardians have gone 18-6, and they are 16-11 on the road. So far, they have been really good in day games, going 16-3. As the road favorite, the Guardians are 7-4 this year, and they are 22-9 when favored overall. Cleveland’s overall series record is 12-4 this year, and they have won three straight series.

When the Cleveland Guardians are on the road, they are a good bet to cover the run line, as they are 17-10 in those games. They have an average run margin of 1.6 runs per game on the road, compared to 1.1 runs per game at home. They are 15-5 against the run line as an underdog and 16-15 as a favorite. In their wins, they have an average run margin of +3.6 runs per game, while in their losses, they have an average run margin of -3.1 runs per game.

Today’s over/under line for the Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Angels game is set at 8 runs. The Guardians have a combined run average of 8.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 25-23. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 4-3-1. Overall, 49.0% of their games this season have had over/under lines set at over 8 runs.

Tanner Bibee Gets The Start For The Guardians

Cleveland is sending right-hander Tanner Bibee to the mound today as he faces the Angels on the road. So far, he has made 10 starts and has a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 3.93. Bibee’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.23. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, going seven innings and giving up one earned run on four hits. Before that, he had given up at least four earned runs in three straight starts. Bibee has made two quality starts this year and is averaging 9.57 strikeouts per nine innings. For the season, he has allowed seven homers and is averaging 2.73 walks per nine innings.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Guardians are 4th in the league in scoring, averaging 5 runs per game. They have been a very consistent offensive team, as they are also 5th in runs per game both at home and on the road. As a team, they are batting .238, which is the 12th best mark in the league.

Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor have been a nice 1-2 punch in the lineup, as Ramirez leads the team with 14 homers and is batting .262 for the season, while Naylor is hitting .247 with 13 homers. Ramirez has been especially hot of late, going 11/32 with five homers in his last eight games. David Fry has also been swinging a hot bat, going 9/14 with three homers in his last six games.

With an overall record of 20-31, the Angels are 5th in the AL West, 6.5 games behind the Mariners for the division lead. The Angels will take on the Guardians today, and they are 4-2 against other teams in the AL West this year.

At home, the Angels have gone just 6-17 this season, but they have been much better at 14-14 on the road. So far, they are 5-14 in day games. As the underdog, the Angels are 19-27 compared to 1-4 as the favorite.

The Angels have been a good team to bet on the run line this season, as they are 28-23 overall. They have been especially good on the road, where they are 19-9. They have a negative run differential on the season, but they have been able to cover the run line in most of their wins, as their average run margin in winning games is +3.9.

The Angels are playing at home today against the Cleveland Guardians, with the over/under line set at 8 runs. Their combined run average for the season is 9.4, and their over/under record is 29-21. The average over/under line for their games is 9 runs. When the line is set at 8 runs, their over/under record is 6-4-1. So far this season, 68.6% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

José Soriano Gets The Start For The Angels

José Soriano will be looking to build off his last outing, where he was excellent vs. the Rangers. In that May 19th start, he went 7 2/3 innings, picking up the win and giving up just one earned run. Looking at his overall numbers, Soriano has made nine starts and three of them have been quality starts. His record for the season is 2-4, and his ERA is 3.30. So far, he has a BB/9 figure of 4.27 compared to 8.35 strikeouts per nine innings. At home, Soriano is 0-3 with a 9.90 ERA.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, Taylor Ward and Mike Trout are tied for the team lead in home runs, with both players going deep 10 times this season. Ward is batting .272 overall and has three homers in his last 10 games, while Trout has also hit three homers in his last 10 games but has a batting average of just .220 for the season. Jo Adell is also batting just .234 for the season, but like Ward and Trout, he has 10 homers this season, which is 8th in the league.

Over his last 10 games, Taylor Ward has gone 11/38, and Zach Neto is also swinging a hot bat right now, going 9/29 in his last nine games. Kevin Pillar has also been playing well of late, hitting .448 over his last eight games. Pillar has two homers in this stretch and eight RBIs.

Guardians vs Angels Prediction

There is a lot of value in taking the Angels on the money line at +111, as we actually have them winning this game by a score of 6-5. This would also give you some room to take the over, as the line is sitting at 8 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Jose Soriano finishing with five strikeouts, which is actually two more than Tanner Bibee. However, we have Bibee finishing with a better ERA than Soriano, but we do have him going five innings compared to Soriano going just four.

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