Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/26/2024

The Cleveland Guardians (35-17) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (20-32) on Sunday, May 26th. 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 4:07 ET.

Guardians vs Angels

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Cleveland picked up a 4-3 road win over the Angels in the most recent game of this series. The Guardians had a huge 3rd inning, scoring all four of their runs. As for the Angels, they scored one run in the 4th and added two more in the 6th. Heading into the game, the Guardians were favored at -150 on the money line.

Tanner Bibee got the win for Cleveland, going six innings and giving up three earned runs. He finished the game with six strikeouts but issued a pair of walks. Emmanuel Clase closed things out for the Guardians. Jose Soriano had a rough outing for the Angels, taking the loss after going six innings and giving up four earned runs.

Jose Ramirez was the difference for the Guardians, as he homered twice and scored three times. Ramirez finished the game with two homers and two RBIs. Taylor Ward hit a home run for the Angels, going 1/4 with three RBIs.

Cleveland comes into today’s road matchup vs. the Angels having won eight straight games, and they are 35-17 overall. The Guardians lead the AL Central by 1.5 games over the Royals and have gone 10-5 against other teams in the division. So far, they have been tough to beat at home, going 18-6, and they have gone 17-11 on the road.

One interesting note about the Guardians is that they have been really good in day games this year, going 16-3. As the favorite, the Guardians have gone 23-9 and 12-8 as the underdog. Looking at their overall series record, the Guardians are 12-4 this year and have won three straight series.

When the Cleveland Guardians win, they tend to win big, with an average run margin of 3.6 runs. That’s helped them to a 31-21 run line record this season. They’ve been especially good on the road, where their average run margin is 1.6 runs and they’re 17-11 against the run line.

Today’s over/under line of 8.5 runs for the Cleveland Guardians and Los Angeles Angels is right on the nose for the combined average runs per game. The Guardians have played 49 games this season, and 27 of them have had lower over/under lines than today’s 8.5. In the 15 games with higher over/under lines, the over has hit 10 times. Overall, the over/under record for Cleveland games this season is 25-24.

Ben Lively Gets The Start For The Guardians

Ben Lively gets the start for the Guardians today as he faces the Angels on the road. So far this season, he has made seven starts and has a record of 3-2. Lively’s ERA for the season is 2.84, along with a WHIP of 1.24. In his 38 innings of work, he has issued just 2.84 walks per nine innings. Lively’s last outing came vs. the Mets, where he picked up the win, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up one earned run. He finished with seven strikeouts in that outing. So far, he has made two quality starts.

Guardians Offense Breakdown

Jose Ramirez has been on a tear of late, going 11/29 in his last seven games with five homers and 13 RBIs. He comes into the game leading the league in RBIs (51) and is 2nd in the league in homers, with 15. Overall, Ramirez is batting .267 for the season. Josh Naylor is 2nd on the team with 13 homers and is batting .242 for the year.

Andres Gimenez has two homers in his last seven games and is batting .259 in this stretch. David Fry is also swinging a hot bat, going 6/11 in his last five games with two homers. Fry is also on a four-game hitting streak.

With an overall record of 20-32, the Angels are 5th in the AL West, trailing the Mariners by 6.5 games. The Angels have dropped two straight games, and they are 4-2 in divisional games this year. At home, the Angels are just 6-18 compared to 14-14 on the road.

So far, the Angels have really struggled in day games, going 5-15 this year. As the underdog, the Angels are 19-28 this year and just 1-4 when favored. Los Angeles’ overall series record is 4-11-1, but they have won two straight series.

Despite an average run differential of -0.7 runs per game, the Angels have been a profitable team against the run line this season, posting a record of 29-23. They have been particularly strong on the road, going 19-9 against the run line, compared to just 10-14 at home. They have also been a solid bet as the underdog, going 29-18 against the run line in those games.

When the Angels play at home, the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, and they have a combined run average of 9.4 runs per game. This season, their games have gone over the total 29 times and under 22 times. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their games have gone over 12 times and under 8 times. Overall, 28.8% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 8.5 runs, while 32.7% have had lower lines.

Reid Detmers Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Reid Detmers gets the start for the Angels today as he faces off against the Guardians. He has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 3-4 with an ERA of 5.80. Opposing batters are hitting .261 off Detmers this year, and he has a WHIP of 1.42. Detmers has turned in just two quality starts this year and is coming off an outing in which he gave up six earned runs in four innings of work. In that outing, he gave up one homer. Detmers has given up at least two homers in three of his last four outings.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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Over his last 10 games, Taylor Ward has been swinging a hot bat for the Angels, going 12/41 with four homers. His 32 RBIs are the best mark on the team and 13th in the league. Jo Adell and Mike Trout are tied for 2nd on the team with 10 homers, but Trout is batting just .220, and Adell is hitting just .227.

As a team, the Angels are averaging 4.3 runs per game and are 5th in the league in home runs. Their team batting average of .244 is 9th in the MLB. Currently, they are 16th in the league in scoring. Los Angeles is also looking to improve in the walk department, as they are just 18th in the league in walks.

Guardians vs Angels Prediction

Our prediction for this Guardians vs. Angels matchup is to take the Guardians on the money line, with the payout being -118. We have the Guardians winning this one by a final score of 5-4.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Reid Detmers is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is good for eighth among all starters. As for Ben Lively, he is projected to finish with four strikeouts, which is seventh worst.

Offensively, the Guardians are projected to finish with nine hits, which is fifth best in the league. As for the Angels, they are projected to finish with nine hits, which is 16th in the league.

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