Guardians vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, May 14, 2023

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Guardians vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 14, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Cleveland Guardians (18-21) and the Los Angeles Angels (21-19) meet in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday at 11:35 AM ET. The Guardians are -124 favorites on the moneyline to win the series over the Angels (+105).

Cleveland’s Tanner Bibee and Los Angeles’ Patrick Sandoval have been named the starters for this contest.

Guardians vs. Angels Odds

  • Guardians odds to win: -124
  • Angels odds to win: +105
  • Spread: Guardians -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023
  • Time: 11:35 AM ET
  • TV: Peacock

Who Will Win Guardians vs. Angels?

Guardians and Angels Betting Trends

The Guardians have gone 11-13 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 45.8% of those games).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -124 or shorter, Cleveland has a record of 9-10 (47.4%).

This season, the Angels have been the underdog 14 times and won seven, or 50%, of those games.

Los Angeles is 7-6 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +105 or more on the moneyline.

The Guardians have played in 38 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 14 times (14-23-1).

So far this season, the Angels and their opponents have hit the over in 20 of their 40 games with a total.

Guardians Stats & Insights

The Guardians have the No. 28 offense in baseball scoring 3.5 runs per game (138 total runs).

Cleveland is last in MLB action with 22 home runs.

The Guardians are 28th in MLB with a .227 batting average.

Cleveland’s batters strike out 7.5 times per game, the second-lowest average in the majors.

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

Cleveland’s 3.75 team ERA ranks ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels are among the highest scoring teams in the majors, ranking sixth with 206 total runs this season.

Los Angeles’ 53 home runs rank sixth in Major League Baseball.

The Angels rank seventh in MLB with a .260 team batting average.

Los Angeles ranks 11th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.3 Ks per contest.

The Angels have an 8.7 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 14th in the majors.

Los Angeles pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.37 ERA this year, which ranks 16th in MLB.

Guardians Key Players to Watch

Bibee makes the start for the Guardians, his fourth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 4.30 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings pitched.

Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in batting average (.284) this season while adding four home runs and 22 RBI.

Steven Kwan has collected 42 hits this season and has an OBP of .360. He’s slugging .351 on the year.

Andres Gimenez has 31 hits this season and a slash line of .231/.299/.366.

Josh Bell is batting .222 with an OBP of .342 and a slugging percentage of .356 this season.

Angels Key Players to Watch

The Angels will hand the ball to Sandoval (3-1) for his eighth start of the season.

Shohei Ohtani is hitting .288 with eight doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 18 walks.

Hunter Renfroe has shown off his power as he leads his team with 10 home runs and 27 runs batted in.

Mike Trout is batting .279 with 10 doubles, eight home runs and 17 walks.

Anthony Rendon’s .301 batting average leads his team.

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), Austin Warren: 15 Day IL (Elbow), José Suarez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), 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), Anthony Rendon: day-to-day (Groin)

Guardians vs. Angels Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Guardians 5, Angels 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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