Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: C.J. Wilson (4-5) vs. Allen Webster (1-0)
The Los Angeles Angels head to Chase Field on Thursday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Angels send C.J. Wilson to the mound to face Allen Webster of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -114 and Arizona at +104. The over/under was set at 9. The Angels have a 31-31 over/under record and a 31-34 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Diamondbacks have a 32-28 over/under record and a 36-28 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 56% of the time.
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The Angels show up with a 33-32 record, including 14-17 on the road. C.J. Wilson has an earned run average of 3.60 and is 4-5 so far on the season while having a 1.13 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 6-7 over his 85 innings pitched this season while giving up 69 hits during those innings. The Angels are also 4-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 153 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.48. The bullpen has struck out 170 and walked 58 batters this season while opposing teams hit .227 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.14 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.66 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.29, they are 3rd in the league.
Los Angeles ranks 12th in the league in team batting average at .257 while hitting .247 on the road. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .334, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .434. With 71 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.46.
Arizona is 15-16 at home while holding a 31-33 overall record on the season. Allen Webster is starting this game 1-0 for the season with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 0.88. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 1-0 and he has allowed 2 hits over 5.2 innings pitched this season. The Diamondbacks are also 0-1 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 218 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.76. The Diamondbacks bullpen has struck out 193 batters and walked 79 this season while opposing teams have hit .251 against them. Arizona has a team average of 9.01 hits per game and are averaging 6.93 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.18, they are 23rd in the league.
They rank 6th in the league in team batting average with a .263 average while hitting .259 at home. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .399. With 83 hits, Paul Goldschmidt leads the team while his team ranks 2nd in hits per game with 9.33.
In terms of team defense, the Angels have a fielding percentage of .984 with 38 total errors, 546 assists and 1,724 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Diamondbacks have accumlated 29 errors while having 675 assists and 1,765 put outs leading to a .988 fielding percentage.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 31-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 31-34 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 32-28 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 36-28 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
06/16/15 CF Ender Inciarte Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/16)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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