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Angels vs. Indians Betting Info, Odds and Picks (August 22, 2021)

Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians Betting Information

So far, the Angels and Indians have to rate as major disappointments.  When Joe Maddon arrived as Angels’ manager in 2020, fans expected playoffs for years to come.  After all, Maddon led the Rays and Cubs to the greatest glory in their histories when he managed them.  For that reason, the Angels’ struggles with the MLB betting odds have rated as a major disappointment.  Cleveland has been a perennial playoff contender for several years under manager Terry Francona.  But the Indians have run out of gas. Cleveland’s lineup is no match for Chicago in the American League Central.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians Betting Information

Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Time: 7:08 p.m. ET
Location: BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field
TV Coverage: ESPN

Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians Betting Odds

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians CashBet Wagering Analysis

Of major concern to gamblers is the injury to Angels’ superstar Mike Trout.  For this game at Historic Bowman Field, Trout will not play.  With his absence, the Angels have considerably less top online sportsbook appeal.  Counter to that is a Cleveland team that has even less appeal to the masses than Los Angeles.

Wise Guys realize that Trout’s absence from the LA lineup will draw casual betting action to the Indians.  Cause by the masses being scared of taking the Angels without their best player.  Sharps realize that LA’s real top performer in 2021 is Shohei Ohtani.  And that is enough for the smart money to take a flier on the Angels.

Angels Slumping Without Trout

In sum, the Angels lost seven of their most recent ten games.  Five of their last nine games went over the total.  Los Angeles is 59-61 straight up, 54-66 vs. the run line, and 65-54-1 over the total.  Specifically, on the road, Los Angeles is 27-31 straight up, 27-31 vs. the run line, and 26-32 under the total.  LA has MLB metrics of 15th for run production and 23rd for earned run average.  Meanwhile, the Angels rank 21st for bullpen ERA.

Jose Suarez is the probable starter for the Angels.  So far, Suarez has a Betting on baseball record of 5-6 with a 3.88 ERA and 1.260 WHIP.  Closer Raisel Iglesias is 7-4 with a 2.96 earned run average and 0.90 WHIP.  Iglesias has 83 strikeouts in 54.2 innings pitched.  Iglesias has 26 saves in 31 opportunities.

Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani became a national sensation this season.  To illustrate, Ohtani has 79 runs, 25 doubles, 39 home runs, 89 runs batted in, a .644 slugging percentage, and 1.008 OPS.

Indians Seeking Identity

Cleveland has dropped five of their most recent seven games.  Also, four of their last five games cleared the total.  Cleveland is 57-60 straight up, 62-54 vs. the run line, and 60-51-5 over the total.  In away games, the Indians are 28-33 straight up, 35-26 vs. the run line, and 31-26-4 over the total.  In sum, MLB metrics show the Indians 18th for run production and 20th for earned run average.  Cleveland ranks 8th for bullpen ERA.

Namely, Cal Quantrill is the probable starter for the Indians.  Quantrill has a record of 3-2 with a 3.24 earned run average and 1.256 WHIP.  Cleveland lost five of his previous six starts with the MLB betting lines.   Closer Emmanuel Clase has been impressive for the Tribe in 20201.  To show, Clase is 3-5 with a 1.64 earned run average and 1.11 WHIP.  Clase has 17 saves in 21 opportunities.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians Against the Spread

Cleveland has won 16 of their last 20 games against the Angels.  And then The Angels and Indians are 3-8 under the baseball betting total in their previous 11 games.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Trout’s absence makes the Angels a superior MLB gambling value.  Accordingly, LA gets a big price break.  Cleveland lacks the run production and pitching to take advantage of the Angels’ hole in their lineup.

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