MLB odds handicappers are starting to see signs that Cleveland is for real and a team that could potentially change the landscape of the American League Central Division MLB betting race.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will host the Cleveland Indians on Friday night with a starting time of 10:05 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this American League matchup of playoff contenders so be sure to have your account open and ready for action today!
The scheduled probable starting pitchers are Alex White for the Indians and Jered Weaver for the Angels.
The Cleveland Indians were the biggest surprise in baseball gambling as they had a record of 19-8 and led the American League Central Division which has gone upside down as the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins were at the bottom of the standings after ranking as the preseason favorites to contend for the pennant.
Cleveland has been outstanding in all aspects of the game as they ranked 2nd for runs scored and 8th for earned run average. White had a 3.00 earned run average with no decisions as Chris Perez already had 7 saves in the young season.
The lineup was incredibly balanced with 7 players having at least 4 home runs. Travis Hafner led Cleveland in hitting with a .342 average and 5 doubles, 4 home runs, and 11 runs batted in.
The Angels were 16-12 with the MLB lines and were neck and neck with Texas for first place in the American League West Division. The Angels pitching staff was outstanding and ranked 3rd for earned run average. Weaver has been phenomenal with a record of 6-0 and a 0.99 earned run average as he struck out 49 hitters in 45.2 innings of work.
Heading into this series the Angels had beaten the Indians in 10 out of the last 17 games between the teams with the last 10 consecutive games in that span going under the total. The Angels had beaten the Tribe in 9 out of their last 15 home games in this series with the last 7 games between the teams in Anaheim going under the MLB odds total.