Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker (4-7) vs. Christopher Rusin (3-3)
The Los Angeles Angels head to Coors Field on Wednesday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Christopher Rusin for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -113 and Colorado at +103. The over/under was set at 11. The Angels have a 36-43 over/under record and a 42-40 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Rockies are 42-40 against the run line and have a 43-36 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Angels show up with a 44-38 record, including 19-20 on the road. Matt Shoemaker has an earned run average of 4.91 and is 4-7 so far on the season while having a 1.26 WHIP. The Angels are 7-8 over his 84.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 87 hits over that time period. The Angels are also 8-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 199 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.29. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen while being struck out 207 times and walking 71 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.23 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.85 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.35.
Los Angeles is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .243 away from home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .331, which puts them at 3rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .432. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 90.
Colorado is 17-22 at home while holding a 35-47 overall record on the season. Christopher Rusin is starting this game 3-3 for the season with an earned run average of 4.27 and a WHIP of 1.55. The Rockies have a record of 2-5 over the 46.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 58 hits. The Rockies are also 4-2 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 282 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.79. Teams are hitting .268 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 228 times and walking 94 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.88.
They are batting .266 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and hitting .297 at home. The Rockies on-base percentage sits at .315, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .427. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.06 hits per game and Troy Tulowitzki leads the team with 88.
In terms of team defense, the Angels have a fielding percentage of .984 with 47 total errors, 726 assists and 2,189 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 51 errors, accumulating 917 assists and compiling 2,152 put outs.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 36-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 42-40 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 43-36 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 42-40 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
06/21/15 P Jered Weaver Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
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 60 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)
07/01/15 P Christian Bergman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/30)
07/01/15 P John Axford Personal out indefinitely
06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/18/15 LF Corey Dickerson Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1); out for season
05/30/15 1B Justin Morneau Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
04/28/15 P Adam Ottavino Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/04/15 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/1)
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels
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