LA Angels vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction MLB Picks 5/3/24

Cleveland Guardians (20-10) vs LA Angels (11-20)

Game Info: Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Tanner Bibee (2-0) (3.45) vs Jose Soriano (0-4) (4.76)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -189 / LA Angels +159 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction for this MLB game on Friday, May 3rd at the American Airlines Center. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Angels recent form and recent player performance 

-The Guardians recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Los Angeles

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cleveland

-Recent betting trends in games played between Los Angeles

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Angels and Guardians. 

Angels Have Been Awful

The Angels come into this game with an 11-20 record overall and they have been awful all season. The Angels scored one run on Wednesday and they were defeated at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies. Patrick Sandoval was mostly strong going five innings and giving up only two runs, but there wasn’t enough run support here. The Angels are averaging 4.23 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.45 runs per game. The offense is ranked 18th in the league while the defense is ranked 27th in the league. Mike Trout is out for a while as he’s dealing with a torn meniscus. Taylor Ward has hit seven home runs and drove in 23 RBIs. Getting the start for the Angels will be Jose Soriano who sits with an 0-4 record and an ERA of 4.76. In his last start against the Minnesota Twins, he went 1.2 innings giving up three hits and four runs. 

Guardians Coming Off Disappointing Loss

The Guardians are coming off a disappointing loss on Thursday. The Guardians got out to a 2-0 lead in the game, but the pitching then let them down and they ended up losing by six runs. Tyler Beede was lit up going only 0.1 innings giving up three hits, two walks, and five runs. The Guardians are averaging 5.17 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.63 runs per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league while the defense is ranked 5th. They also have a run differential of 1.53 which is 3rd in the league. Josh Naylor has hit seven home runs and driven in 24 RBIs. Getting the start for the Guardians will be Tanner Bibbee who sits with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 3.45. In his last start he went seven innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Ramirez has recorded a Double in four of the Guardians' last five home games against the Angels.
  • Andres Gimenez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 14 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Guardians' last five home games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 18 home appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Josh Naylor has hit a home run in four of the Guardians' last five home games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jose Ramirez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 18 home appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Steven Kwan has scored at least one run in eight of the Guardians' last nine night games against opponents that held a losing record.

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Anthony Rendon has recorded a Double in each of his four previous appearances against the Guardians after not playing the previous day.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight Friday appearances.
  • Taylor Ward has recorded at least one RBI in eight of his last nine road appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brandon Drury has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last six road appearances against AL Central opponents.
  • Mike Trout has hit a home run in each of the Angels' last two games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Zach Neto has recorded at least one hit in each of the Angels' last six games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Mike Trout has scored a run in each of his last six road appearances against the Guardians after not playing the previous day.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts this season (299).
  • The Cleveland Guardians are one of only 3 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and on-base percentage this season.
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 28th in the league for ERA this season (4.99).
  • The Los Angeles Angels are one of only 4 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both steals and home runs this season.

Los Angeles Angels vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction

Soriano sits with an ERA of 4.76 and he’s going to be blown up again here. In his last start he gave up four runs and he’s going to give up even more than that here. The Guardians are averaging 5.17 runs and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Angels offense is going to really struggle here and that is going to be the difference here as the Guardians are going to get the job done here. Back the Guardians on the run line to cash here. 

Shane’s Pick Guardians -1.5

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