Cleveland Guardians (67-73) vs. Los Angeles Angels (64-76)
Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Angels 9/7/2023 – As MLB season draws to a close, Cleveland Guardians and Los Angeles Angels meet up at Angel Stadium on September 7, 2023 for one last matchup of 2023. While neither team has been particularly impressive this year – Cleveland boasting a win/loss record of 67-73 and Los Angeles trailing behind with 64-76 – this matchup offers exciting betting opportunities that sports enthusiasts and bettors alike can explore.
The Cleveland Guardians are having an inconsistent season but have shown they can survive away from home. Their batting average stands at.248 while they’ve managed 568 runs off 1183 hits (106 homers) with an ERA/WHIP ratio of 3.96/1.29 which speaks volumes for their pitching staff’s ability on the mound.
The Angels have found success through batting but have experienced considerable difficulties on the mound. Boasting an average batting of .249, they’ve amassed more runs (657) and homers (201) than Guardians despite an ERA of 4.74 with a WHIP of 1.42; unfortunately their offensive capabilities have yet to translate to wins; hence their poor win-loss record. For more insights and predictions, check out free baseball picks and predictions.
Guardians vs. Angels Game Info
|When:||Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 9:38 PM ET|
Cal Quantrill (2-6, 6.16 ERA) vs. Griffin Canning (7-5, 4.30 ERA)
Cal Quantrill‘s season hasn’t gone exactly to plan, as evidenced by his 2-6 win-loss record and elevated 6.16 ERA are indicative of. Over 73 innings pitched he has allowed 85 hits including 8 homers he allowed himself! In terms of strikeout-to-walk ratio it doesn’t stack up either, with only 40 strikes against 25 walks; which shows lack of control and difficulty getting out of tough situations quickly enough, which should warn any bettors considering backing the Guardians solely based on pitching.
Griffin Canning has managed to show greater stability than his counterpart. Boasting a 7-5 win-loss record and an ERA of only 4.3, Canning offers hope to the Angels as they struggle in 2019. In 104.2 innings pitched so far he has given up only 97 hits while posting an outstanding strikeout-to-walk ratio with 117 strikeouts against only 28 walks; though Canning has allowed 19 homers (none too notable), overall his performance under pressure is better and provides greater chances for quality starts from him than from his counterpart.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles Angels ML, Total Odds:
As betting odds for both teams are currently unavailable, it’s difficult to give an definite recommendation; however, taking into account past trends and stats, the Guardians may be the safer pick when the odds become available.
Cleveland Guardians Betting Trends
Cleveland has established themselves as an excellent foe of the Angels in head-to-head matches, going 5-1 SU over their last six meetings and going 6-3 on their last nine road games, suggesting an ability to perform well away from home. They have struggled against American League West Division opponents though; going winless in each of their last five contests (SU). Bettors should note that 14 out of their last 20 Thursday games played have seen totals go UNDER total bettors should give this option serious consideration.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have had an arduous start to 2018, going 0-6 against American League opponents over their past six games SU and scoring just eight runs across 9 total matches overall, 5 of them home. Betting against them seems futile; with overs being scored in 8 of 9 contests overall and in 5 home contests.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Angels 9/7/2023 Betting Picks
Due to starting pitchers, team statistics and betting trends, an intelligent bet would be on Cleveland Guardians winning this game. While Cal Quantrill’s poor form may cause concern among Angel fans, they have recently experienced significant difficulties on the pitching front, where Griffin Canning offers improved but still subpar performance.
With both teams possessing relatively similar batting averages but Cleveland possessing the superior pitching staff, Cleveland should hold an edge in this matchup. Given Angels’ recent difficulties converting hits into victories, Guardians may find more success winning an exciting, hard-fought contest than Angels can. For more baseball insights and predictions, be sure to check out exclusive sports picks and predictions.
Free Pick and Prediction: Cleveland Guardians 6, Los Angeles Angels 4.