Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015. At 3:35 PM EST.
The (48-57) Cleveland Indians of the American League Central Division will be in “ORANGE COUNTY”. For the finale of a three-day set. Cleveland will take on the (56-49) Los Angeles Angels of the AL West in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. The Best Sports Handicapper believes Cleveland has not met expectations in 2015. Indians management must make some move to upgrade the roster for 2016. The Los Angeles Angels are starting to take control of the AL West Division. The opening betting line has Los Angeles as a -120 Home Favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is seven runs for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 Cleveland Indians are playing the Angles on August 4th in the second game of the series. Cleveland is last in the AL Central, fourteen and a half game out of first place. Cleveland is 28-25 on the road in 2015 and 15-13 vs. The AL West.
*Second Baseman Jason Kipnis leads the batting lineup with a .326 batting average, a .401 on base percentage and has one hundred and thirty-two hits.
*Right Fielder Brandon Moss has a team-high fifteen home runs.
*The Indians batting order has a .382 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Carlos Carrasco leads the rotation with eleven victories.
*Cleveland pitchers have served up one hundred and five homers in 2015.
*Cleveland begins a homestand on August 7th, hosting Minnesota.
*Notable injury: First Baseman Nich Swisher is on the 15-day disabled list with a sore knee.
*Cleveland is 16-5 their last twenty-one baseball games on Wednesday’s.
*The Indians are 2-6 the last eight between the teams.
*The Cleveland Indians are 3-7 their last ten MLB Expert ATS Picks overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six times.
*The Cleveland Indians will send the Right Handed Danny Salazar. Who is (9-6) with a 3.47 earned run average on the pitcher mound for game three? The Dominican Republic product went eight innings, giving up one hit and a run his last outing, a 2-1 victory at Oakland on July 31st.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Cleveland Indians at +3,300 to win the 2015 MLB American League Crown.
The 2015 Los Angeles Angels broke a six-game losing streak on August 3rd with a win over Cleveland. The Angels are second in the Division, three games behind first-place Houston. Los Angeles is 33-21 at home this season and 28-23 vs. The Al West.
*Center Fielder Mike Trout leads the offense in all five major offensive categories.
*First Baseman Albert Pujols has thirty homers.
*Starting Pitcher Hector Santiago has a rotation best 2.70 ERA with one hundred and fifteen strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Huston Street has a staff high twenty-six saved games.
*Notable injury: Third Baseman David Freese is out until early this month with a fractured finger.
*Los Angeles starts a road trip August 10th in Chicago vs. The White Sox.
*The betting odds over the total are 7-2 the Angels last nine on grass.
*The Angels are 12-4 their last sixteen at home.
*The Los Angeles Angels are only 2-8 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under the betting odds total three times.
*The Left Handed Hector Santiago, who is (7-5) with a 2.70 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’0″ 210 pound Newark, New Jersey native pitched five innings, giving up nine hits and five runs. His last start on July 31st, a 5-3 loss at the Dodgers.
*The Los Angeles Angels are +700 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
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