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MLB Betting Preview: Cleveland Guardians vs. LA Angels

September 10, 2023

The Cleveland Guardians and Los Angeles Angels finish up their four-game series in California, which has been a back-and-forth matchup. Can the Angels remain strong at home?

  • Date: Game 4 on September 10, 2023 at 4:07 PM ET

  • Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California

Cleveland Guardians Betting Preview

The Guardians are nearly in the middle of the pack for the league rankings at 18th. They have had issues lately closing games strong and it has affected their chances at the playoffs. Tanner Bibee (10-3) will hopefully slow down the Angels, with an ERA of 3.05.

They have a slightly positive batting average ratio, as they put up .249 at the plate and allow .245. As long as their pitching stays strong, they should have a better opportunity to have scoring positions.

They do a solid job at getting on base, with an OBP at .312. As a team, they do a good job on the mound with a 3.95 ERA. In addition, their slugging percentage is a little weaker at .379 compared to the Angels.

The Guardians are about seven games away from the leading Minnesota Twins in the AL Central. A month ago, they were hovering within a game or two. 

Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

The Angels dropped from the 19th spot to 24th in just one week. Their inconsistencies have shown, but they still have a solid opportunity to win here. Kenny Rosenberg (0-1) will attempt to help on the mound with an ERA of 5.54.

Their batting average is comparable at .249, but they allow .254 from their opponents. This will likely get them in trouble if they are having issues on the mound.

Their averages are slightly more appealing in a few areas, but they typically have more in common. Their OBP is at .323, but their ERA is lacking at 4.73. They also have a strong slugging percentage at .432.

The Angels are about 15 games out from the lead set by the Houston Astros in the AL West. They do not seem to have consistency in their blood. 

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie is favoring the Cleveland Guardians with favorable odds for a victory in the finale of this series. Market analysis is indicating that the Guardians have a 50.1 percent chance of winning this game.

  • Los Angeles Angels +130

  • Cleveland Guardians: -155

This series has been entertaining thus far, which should offer a great finish between these two teams. The Angels could be an appealing option if their pitching is strong within the first five innings or so. However, look for the Guardians to close out game four with a close battle and inch closer in their division.

Final Pick: Take the Cleveland Guardians to Win at -155