The Angels started the season slowly but they are still very much a MLB wagering contender in the American League West.
Baseball wagering odds on Cleveland list them as underdogs a lot, especially when they are on the road. This is the last game of a nine-game road trip for the Indians. They begin a nine-game homestand on Friday as they host Minnesota. The Indians have a winning record at home but a losing record on the road.
Before this three-game series began, the Angels had won six of the last ten against the Indians. Last season the Angels took two of three in Anaheim from the Indians. All three of those games were very high scoring and went over the total. The teams averaged 13 runs per game in that series a year ago so this game on Wednesday could be high scoring.
Cleveland was around the .500 mark early in the season in baseball wagering and it was their pitching that was doing well. David Huff and Fausto Carmona were doing well to start the year. The offense was the problem early in the season for Cleveland. Part of the reason for that was an injury to All-Star outfielder Grady Sizemore. He is back now and the Indians are getting healthy. Russell Branyan is ready to go and he should help their offensive production. Shin-Soo Choo was off to a great start and he was one of the few bright spots offensively for the Tribe. Cleveland usually struggles on the road so they will be happy when this long road trip is over. The Indians are usually a much better team at home.
Los Angeles has been finding ways to win this season in baseball wagering even though their offensive and defensive numbers are not that great. The Angels started the season below average in ERA and their offensive numbers were also below average. One player who did get off to a good start was Hideki Matsui. The Angels picked him up in the off-season and he has done well. The Angels have missed the offense though that Chone Figgins and Vladimir Guerrero provided. Los Angeles has had to find other ways to score this season.