Guardians vs Angels Prediction

For the Guardians vs Angels prediction on May 26, 2024, our MLB betting model gives the Angels a slight edge with a 50.99% win probability and projected odds of 1.96 (-104). Despite Reid Detmers’ struggles, the model’s analysis favors the Angels, making them a bold pick for this matchup.


In this exciting MLB matchup, the Cleveland Guardians face off against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, May 26, 2024. This Guardians vs Angels prediction will delve into key statistics, pitcher comparisons, bullpen and offensive matchups, and a final betting recommendation based on advanced analysis.

Game Info & Sportsbook Odds

  • Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • Ballpark: Angel Stadium
  • Away Team: Cleveland Guardians – Odds: 1.83 (-120)
  • Home Team: Los Angeles Angels – Odds: 1.95 (-105)

Note: Odds can change. Always check the best MLB odds on different sportsbooks.

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Starting Pitchers Comparison

Ben Lively – Cleveland Guardians

  • Hand: Right Handed Pitcher
  • ERA: 2.84
  • SIERA: 3.92
  • xFIP: 4.07
  • K/9: 9
  • BB/9: 2.84
  • WHIP: 1.24
  • GB/FB: 0.58
  • xERA: 3.93

Ben Lively has been performing consistently with an impressive ERA of 2.84. His SIERA and xFIP indicate that his performance is sustainable. Lively strikes out 9 batters per nine innings and maintains a low walk rate, demonstrating good control and efficiency on the mound. His WHIP of 1.24 reflects his ability to limit base runners, and his xERA supports his overall effectiveness.

Reid Detmers – Los Angeles Angels

  • Hand: Left Handed Pitcher
  • ERA: 5.8
  • SIERA: 3.69
  • xFIP: 3.77
  • K/9: 9.77
  • BB/9: 3.15
  • WHIP: 1.42
  • GB/FB: 0.97
  • xERA: 3.57

Reid Detmers has had a challenging season with a high ERA of 5.8. However, his SIERA and xFIP suggest that he has been somewhat unlucky, and his true performance might be better than his ERA indicates. Detmers strikes out more batters per nine innings compared to Lively but also issues more walks. His WHIP is higher, which points to potential issues with allowing base runners.

Bullpen Matchup

  • Cleveland Guardians Bullpen Rank: 1
  • Los Angeles Angels Bullpen Rank: 25

The Guardians boast the best bullpen in the league, while the Angels’ bullpen struggles significantly, ranked near the bottom. This stark contrast could play a crucial role in the game’s outcome, especially in the later innings.

Offensive (Hitting) Matchup

Cleveland Guardians

  • Overall Rank: 15
  • Rank vs Left Handed Pitchers: 4
  • Rank vs Right Handed Pitchers: 25

The Guardians excel against left-handed pitching, ranking 4th overall, but they struggle significantly against right-handers.

Los Angeles Angels

  • Overall Rank: 11
  • Rank vs Left Handed Pitchers: 2
  • Rank vs Right Handed Pitchers: 17

The Angels’ offense is strong overall, especially against left-handed pitchers, where they rank 2nd. Their performance against right-handers is also respectable, albeit not as dominant.

Guardians vs Angels Prediction

MLB Betting Model Probability

  • Cleveland Guardians (Ben Lively): 49.00% – MLB Model Projected Odds: 2.04 (+104)
  • Los Angeles Angels (Reid Detmers): 50.99% – MLB Model Projected Odds: 1.96 (-104)

Recommended MLB Pick

Side: Los Angeles Angels
Pitcher: Reid Detmers
Odds: -105
Adjusted Kelly Criterion Calculated Value: -0.06
Confidence: No value, just a bold opinion

Despite Detmers’ struggles, the betting model slightly favors the Angels. However, the calculated value indicates that this pick doesn’t present a strong betting opportunity, emphasizing the importance of using predictions as a guide rather than a guaranteed win.

Conclusion: Guardians vs Angels Prediction

This Guardians vs Angels prediction highlights the complexities and variables involved in MLB betting. Always shop for the best MLB baseball betting odds and take advantage of bonuses and promotions during the season. For those looking to learn how to bet analytically and professionally, exploring sports betting courses and utilizing betting models can provide a significant edge.

Use this Guardians vs Angels prediction to inform your betting decisions, but remember to always conduct your own research and never blindly follow anyone’s sports picks. For more detailed insights and final best MLB bets, check the “MLB Picks” page or access our MLB Betting Model in Google Sheets.

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