Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: J.C. Ramirez vs. Cody Reed
The Los Angeles Angels head to Goodyear Ballpark on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds in a Spring Training game. The probable pitchers are J.C. Ramirez for the Angels and Cody Reed for the Reds.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +100 and Cincinnati at -120. The Angels had a 71-84-7 over/under record and a 77-85-0 run line mark last year, meaning they covered 48% of the time. The Reds were 85-77-0 against the run line and had a 87-65-10 over/under record. They covered the spread 53% of the time.
The Angels had a 74-88 record in 2016, including 34-47 away from home. Starting pitcher J.C. Ramirez had a 3-4 record with an ERA of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.26. He had 59 strikeouts over his 78.2 innings pitched and he gave up 77 hits last season. He allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.62. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.77 and they gave up 538 base hits on the year. Teams hit .255 against the bullpen while being struck out 437 times and walking 189 times last season. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 7.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.35 batters per nine innings. They were 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Angels pitchers collectively gave up 1,480 base hits and 676 earned runs. They allowed 208 home runs last season and they allowed 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff walked 498 batters and struck out 1,136. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit was 4.62.
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As a team Los Angeles batted .249, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The Angels held a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which was good for 18th in baseball. They ranked 22nd in baseball with 8.49 hits per game. Yunel Escobar is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .304 with an on-base percentage of .355. He had 157 hits last season along with 68 runs scored and 39 runs batted in. He struck out 67 times and walked 40 times. Mike Trout hit .315 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .441. He totaled 173 hits while scoring 123 runs and he drove in 100. He walked 116 times and struck out on 137 occasions. The Angels had 1,410 hits, including 279 doubles and 156 home runs. They stole 73 bases and were thrown out stealing 34 times. Los Angeles walked 471 times last season and they struck out 991 times as a unit. They left 1,037 men on base and had a team OPS of .726. They scored 4.43 runs per contest and scored a total of 717 runs last year.
Cincinnati had a 38-43 home record and a 68-94 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 7.36, Cody Reed had a 0-7 record and a 1.80 WHIP last season. He had 43 strikeouts over the 47.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 67 hits. He allowed 12.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 6.06. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 5.09 and they gave up 574 base hits on the year. Teams hit .253 against the Reds bullpen while being struck out 528 times and walking 297 times last season. As a team, Cincinnati allowed 9.09 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine innings. They were 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Reds pitchers as a team surrendered 1,457 base knocks and 786 earned runs last season. They gave up 258 home runs last year and they gave up 1.6 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a staff walked 636 hitters and struck out 1,241. They gave up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.45 while their FIP as a staff was 5.24.
As a team, they batted .256, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The Reds held a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which was good for 23rd in baseball. They ranked 19th in baseball with 8.67 hits per contest. Billy Hamilton comes into this matchup after batting .260 with an OBP of .321. He had 107 hits last year along with 69 runs scored and 17 RBI. He struck out 93 times and walked on 36 occasions. Joey Votto hit .326 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .434. He collected 181 hits while scoring 101 runs and driving in 97. He earned a walk 108 times and punched out 120 times. The Reds as a unit had 1,403 base hits, including 277 doubles and 164 homers. They had 139 stolen bases and were thrown out 51 times. Cincinnati as a team walked 452 times last year and they struck out 1,284 times. They had 1,014 men left on base and had an OPS of .724. They scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 716 runs last season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels were 71-84-7 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Angels were 77-85-0 against the run line last season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds were 87-65-10 against the over/under last season
The Cincinnati Reds were 85-77-0 against the run line last season
Injuries to Watch
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Josh's Pick: Take the Reds -120
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