The Cleveland Indians will look to continue their recent success when they take on the Los Angeles Angels in a key Sunday Night Baseball matchup at Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. The Indians (60-61), who are 4-2 in their last six games, have dominated this series in recent years. In fact, Cleveland has won 12 of its last 13 meetings against the Angels. However, the Indians are just 5-11 in their last 16 contests against an opponent from the American League West.
Sunday's showdown is slated to begin at 7:08 p.m. ET. The Angels have hit the ball well this season and are eighth in MLB with a .250 team batting average. The Indians, meanwhile, are 24th at .235. Cleveland is the -121 favorite on the money line in the latest Angels vs. Indians odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is nine. Before making any Indians vs. Angels picks, check out the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Angels vs. Indians money line: Los Angeles +110, Cleveland -121
- Angels vs. Indians run line: Cleveland -1.5 (+150)
- Angels vs. Indians over-under: 9 runs
- LAA: The Angels are 20-7 in their last Game 3 of a series
- CLE: The Indians are 12-1 in their last 13 games against the Angels
Why you should back the Indians
Cleveland has been playing well of late, winning four of its last six games, including the first two games of this series. Third baseman Jose Ramirez has been a big part of that success and enters Sunday's game on an eight-game hitting streak. He is 4-for-8 in the series, including a double, two homers and four RBIs. On the year, Ramirez is batting .259 with 29 homers, 79 RBIs and 81 runs scored.
Also red hot has been center fielder Myles Straw, the Indians' lead-off batter. He is 5-for-9 in the series and has a three-game hitting streak. In Friday's 9-1 win over the Angels, Straw was 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI and a walk. For the season, he is batting .272 with three homers, 40 RBIs and 62 runs scored.
Why you should back the Angels
Left-hander Jose Suarez (5-6, 3.88 ERA) will take the mound for Los Angeles. He is coming off a hard-luck 2-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday. In that game, he allowed just two earned runs on four hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out six. He has not given up more than four runs in any appearance this season. In his last win, an 11-3 triumph at Texas on Aug. 3, he went 5 2/3 innings, allowing just three earned runs on six hits, while walking one and striking out six.
Infielder David Fletcher has a five-game hitting streak, including a 2-for-6 performance at Detroit on Thursday. For the year, he is batting .298 with two homers, 40 RBIs and 66 runs scored. He also had some success against the Indians and, in three games in 2021, is hitting .300 with one RBI against them. In 12 career games against Cleveland, he is batting .267 with two doubles, one triple and three RBIs.
How to make Indians vs. Angels picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, as the simulations project both teams combine for 9.7 runs. The model also says one side of the money line has the value. You can only get its Sunday Night Baseball picks at SportsLine.
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