Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians 8/21/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time: 8/21/2021, 8:10 PM UTC
Location: Progressive Field,
Address: Cleveland, OH
Latest Odds: CLE -120 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel: FSOH

The Los Angeles Angels play the second game of a three-game series on the road Saturday against the Cleveland Indians. Los Angeles improved to 62-61 following a 13-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Shohei Ohtani had two hits and scored two runs. Los Angeles has won three straight and four of the last five but the Angels are fourth in the American League West 10 games behind first-place Houston.

Third baseman David Fletcher is batting .298 to lead Los Angeles and has a team-high 142 hits. Designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is the leader in home runs with 40, RBIs with 88 and on-base percentage at .367. Los Angeles has hit 153 home runs in 123 games. On Saturday, Los Angeles will send Reid Detmers to the mound. The left-hander is 1-2 with an ERA of 7.04, 13 Ks and 6 BBs.

Cleveland dropped to 58-61 following an 8-7 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The Indians were off on Thursday and have found little success of late, losing seven of the last 10. Cleveland is second in the American League Central but a distant 11 ½ games behind the front-running Chicago White Sox.

Amed Rosario is batting .278 to lead Cleveland and the shortstop has a team-high 118 hits. Third baseman Jose Ramirez is the leader in home runs with 27, RBIs with 75 and on-base percentage at .338. Cleveland has hit 147 home runs in 119 games. On Saturday, Cleveland will send Triston McKenzie to the mound. The right-hander is 2-5 with an ERA of 5.12, 99 Ks and 46 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles is 4-1 in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 15 of the Angels last 20
  • Cleveland is 8-22 in its last 30 against an opponent with a winning record
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Indians last 7
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Free MLB Pick: Cleveland Indians -120

Cleveland has struggled this season but the Indians have played well when facing Los Angeles, winning 21 of the last 27 at home against the Angels and 36 of the last 52 overall against LA. Cleveland Indians right-hander Triston McKenzie is coming off an exceptional outing pitching eight Innings and allowing just one hit and no runs while striking out 11. The right-hander had a perfect game into the eighth inning. Final Score Prediction, Cleveland Indians win 6-3.

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