Guardians vs. Angels Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/25/2022

by | Apr 25, 2022

The Cleveland Guardians (7-8) visit the Los Angeles Angels (9-7) at 9:38 PM ET Monday for a sluggers’ duel between two of the best home-run hitters in baseball. Jose Ramirez has racked up four homers this season (No. 10 in the league) for the favored Guardians which sit as -121 favorites, while Mike Trout ranks 10th in the majors with four dingers of his own for the underdogs. Shane Bieber gets the starting nod for Cleveland while Michael Lorenzen is Los Angeles’ starter for the contest.

Guardians vs. Angels Spread and Betting Line

Guardians vs Angels Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Guardians -121 +102 8 -111 -109 -1.5 +135 -158

Computer Predictions for Guardians vs. Angels

Our computer pick: Los Angeles Angels (+102) and Over (8)

Guardians vs. Angels Game Info

  • Cleveland Guardians probable starting pitcher: Shane Bieber
  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Michael Lorenzen
  • Game Day: Monday, April 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:38 PM ET
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Stadium: Angel Stadium

Cleveland Guardians vs Los Angeles Angels Pitching Matchup

Bieber Lorenzen
3 GS 2
1-0 W-L 1-1
2.81 ERA 4.82
16.0 IP 9.1
3 BB 2
16 SO 9

Guardians Starter Shane Bieber

  • Bieber makes the start for the Guardians, his fourth of the season. He is 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance came on Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox, when the righty went six innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • The 26-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.81, with 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings, in three games this season. Opponents have a .164 batting average against him.
  • Bieber will look to extend a three-game streak of pitching five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.1 innings per outing).
  • The opposing Angels offense has a collective .246 batting average, and is seventh in the league with 130 total hits and fourth in MLB play with 79 runs scored. It has the fifth-ranked slugging percentage (.417) and ranks second in home runs (21) in all of MLB.
  • The 26-year-old ranks 25th in ERA (2.81), fifth in WHIP (.750), and 22nd in K/9 (9.0) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Angels Starter Michael Lorenzen

  • Lorenzen will get the start for the Angels, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Houston Astros, throwing 3 1/3 innings and giving up four earned runs.
  • He has pitched to a 4.82 ERA this season with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.9 walks per nine across two games.
  • He has earned a quality start one time in two starts this season.
  • Lorenzen has one start of five or more innings this season in two chances. He averages 4.2 innings per outing.
  • The Guardians have scored 75 runs this season, which ranks seventh in MLB. They have 137 hits, third in baseball, with 14 home runs (15th in the league).

Guardians Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Guardians have been favored six times and won four of those games.
  • Cleveland is 3-1 this season when entering a game favored by -121 or more on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 54.8% chance of a victory for the Guardians.
  • Games involving Cleveland have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in nine of 16 chances this season.
  • The Guardians are 8-8-0 against the spread this season.

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Angels have been chosen as underdogs in three games this year and have walked away with the win one time (33.3%) in those games.
  • Los Angeles has been listed as an underdog of +102 or more on two occasions this season and split those games.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Angels have a 49.5% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Los Angeles have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in eight of 16 chances this season.
  • The Angels are 7-9-0 against the spread in their 16 games that had a posted line this season.

Guardians Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Not only does Ramirez lead the Guardians in hitting with his .362 average, he also is their premier power option with four home runs and 20 RBI.
  • Ramirez’s home runs place him 10th in MLB, and he ranks first in RBI.
  • Ramirez carries a 10-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 games he is batting .324 with three doubles, two home runs, three walks and nine RBI.
  • Steven Kwan is batting .341 with five doubles, a triple and nine walks.
  • Kwan ranks 232nd in home runs and 84th in RBI in the bigs.
  • Kwan has two straight games with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .235 with three doubles, a walk and an RBI.
  • Owen Miller is hitting .484 with seven doubles, two home runs and four walks.
  • Myles Straw is hitting .276 with two doubles, a triple and nine walks.
  • Straw is riding a three-game hitting streak into this one. In his last five games he is batting .167 with .
José Ramírez 15 .362 .415 .690 4 20 21
Steven Kwan 14 .341 .456 .500 0 7 15
Owen Miller 10 .484 .528 .903 2 7 15
Myles Straw 15 .276 .373 .345 0 2 16
Oscar Mercado 15 .196 .196 .451 3 11 10

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Trout has recorded a team-best batting average of .333, while pacing the Angels in long balls with four.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Trout ranks 10th in home runs and 140th in RBI.
  • Trout takes a hitting streak of three games into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .421 with a double, two home runs, a walk and three RBI.
  • Brandon Marsh has racked up 13 runs batted in to lead his team.
  • Marsh ranks 52nd overall in homers and seventh in RBI this year.
  • Shohei Ohtani has three doubles, three home runs and six walks while hitting .224.
  • Anthony Rendon has a double, two home runs and 10 walks while batting .200.
Mike Trout 12 .333 .451 .690 4 5 14
Brandon Marsh 13 .306 .400 .556 2 13 11
Shohei Ohtani 16 .224 .288 .403 3 9 15
Anthony Rendon 13 .200 .351 .356 2 6 9
Taylor Ward 8 .346 .528 .500 1 2 9

Betting Tips for Guardians vs. Angels

Our best bet is the Angels on the moneyline at +102 after taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 8 runs.

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