Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Picks & Odds 6-16-2015
by Josh Schonwald - 6/15/2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson (4-3) vs. Garrett Richards (6-4)
The Los Angeles Angels welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks to Angel Stadium on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks send Jeremy Hellickson to the mound to face Garrett Richards of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +145 and Los Angeles at -170. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 31-27 over/under record and a 35-27 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Angels are 30-33 against the run line and have a 30-30 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 30-32 record, including 15-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson holds a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 5.29 and a WHIP of 1.46. The Diamondbacks are 5-7 over his 66.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 74 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 5-5 in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .250 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 76 times and striking out 192 times. Arizona is averaging 6.98 strikeouts per game while getting 9.09 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 26th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.24.
As a team, Arizona is batting .263, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .267 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 8th in baseball. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team in hits with 80 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.37 hits per game.
With a 18-14 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 32-31 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.97, Garrett Richards will come into this game holding a 6-4 record and a 1.25 WHIP. The Angels have a record of 7-4 over the 65.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 55 hits. Against the over/under, the Angels are 7-4 when he starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .226 against the Angels bullpen while walking 56 times and striking out 165 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.76 strikeouts per game while getting 8.14 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.27.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .266 average at Safeco Field. The Angels hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335 which is good for 2nd in baseball. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 70 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.51 hits a game.
Arizona has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 28 errors with 659 assists and 1,714 put outs for the season. The Angels have committed 35 errors on the season with 527 assists and 1,670 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 31-27 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 35-27 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 30-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 30-33 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/15 P Archie Bradley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/4)
06/04/15 P Enrique Burgos Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
04/22/15 C Gerald Laird Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/05/15 P David Hernandez Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 C Oscar Hernandez Hand Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Patrick Corbin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Los Angeles Angels
06/03/15 P Mike Morin Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Cory Rasmus Abdominal Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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