Guardians vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 12, 2023

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Guardians vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Cleveland Guardians (17-20) are favorites (-135) on the moneyline when they square off against the Los Angeles Angels (20-18) Friday at 7:10 PM ET, live on BSGL.

Logan Allen gets the starting nod for Cleveland while Tyler Anderson is Los Angeles’ starter for the contest.

Guardians vs. Angels Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -135
  • Angels odds to win: +115
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSGL

Who Will Win Guardians vs. Angels?

Guardians and Angels Betting Trends

The Guardians have gone 11-12 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 47.8% of those games).

Cleveland has a 7-8 record (winning 46.7% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -135 or shorter.

This season, the Angels have won six out of the 13 games, or 46.2%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Los Angeles has entered eight games this season as the underdog by +115 or more and is 4-4 in those contests.

In the 36 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Guardians, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 12 times (12-23-1).

Games involving the Angels have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 18 of 38 chances this season.

Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians are the lowest scoring team in MLB action averaging 3.4 runs per game (126 total).

Cleveland has hit the fewest home runs in baseball this season (19).

The Guardians have the second-worst batting average in the league (.221).

Cleveland’s hitters strike out 7.6 times per game, the second-lowest average in MLB.

The Guardians pitching staff is 29th in MLB with a collective 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

Cleveland has the 10th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.73).

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels have scored the sixth-most runs in the league this season with 195.

Los Angeles has hit 51 homers this season, which ranks fifth in the majors.

The Angels have a team batting average of .258 this season, which ranks ninth among MLB teams.

Los Angeles ranks 13th with an average of 8.3 strikeouts per game.

The Angels have an 8.9 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 13th in the majors.

Los Angeles pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.27 ERA this year, which ranks 16th in MLB.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

Allen makes the start for the Guardians, his fourth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings pitched.

Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in home runs with four, runs batted in with 20 and his batting average of .270 is also best on his team.

Steven Kwan has 39 hits and an OBP of .349 to go with a slugging percentage of .340 this season.

Josh Bell is slashing .219/.336/.359 this season for the Guardians.

Andres Gimenez has 27 hits and an OBP of .288 to go with a slugging percentage of .317 this season.

Angels Key Players to Watch

The Angels will hand the ball to Anderson (1-0) for his seventh start of the season.

Shohei Ohtani is batting .293 with seven doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 15 walks.

Hunter Renfroe has shown his power as he leads his team with 10 home runs and 26 RBI.

Mike Trout is hitting .288 with nine doubles, eight home runs and 16 walks.

Anthony Rendon has three doubles, a home run and 19 walks while hitting .292.

Guardians and Angels Injuries

Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Morris: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Angels: Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), José Suarez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Austin Warren: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Aaron Loup: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), José Quijada: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Logan O’Hoppe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Chad Wallach: 7 Day IL (Neck)

Guardians vs. Angels Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Guardians 5, Angels 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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