Thursday, June 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards (5-4) vs. Alex Colome (3-2)
The Tampa Bay Rays welcome the Los Angeles Angels to Tropicana Field on Thursday. Garrett Richards is the probable starter for the Angels and he'll face Alex Colome of the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -120 and Tampa Bay at +110. The over/under was set at 7. The Angels, with a 29-29 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 27-28 over/under record. The Rays are 35-24 against the run line and have a 23-34 over/under record. They cover the spread 59% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 29-29 record, including 13-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards holds a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.31. The Angels are 6-4 over his 58.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 51 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Angels are 6-4 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.41 and they've given up 138 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .225 against the Angels bullpen while walking 53 times and striking out 154 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.66 strikeouts per game while getting 8.09 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.32.
Los Angeles is batting .258 as a team, which is good for 9th in the league and hitting .249 away from home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .335 and they hold a .440 team slugging percentage. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 62 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.51 hits per game.
With a 13-15 home record, Tampa Bay will hope to improve on their 31-28 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.54, Alex Colome will come into this game holding a 3-2 record and a 1.44 WHIP. The Rays have a record of 3-5 over the 41.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 49 hits. Against the over/under, the Rays are 4-4 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.42 and they have given up 161 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .222 against the Rays bullpen while walking 79 times and striking out 184 times. Tampa Bay is averaging 8.59 strikeouts per game while getting 7.65 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.30.
They are batting .238 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .246 at home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .304 and they hold a .379 team slugging percentage. Logan Forsythe leads the team in hits with 55 while the team ranks 27th in baseball with 7.9 hits a game.
The Angels have committed 31 errors and have combined for 487 assists and 1,538 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Rays have committed 28 errors on the season with 518 assists and 1,578 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 27-28 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 29-29 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 23-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 35-24 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
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)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/10/15 P Jake Odorizzi Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
06/09/15 3B Evan Longoria Wrist is expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Angels05/31/15 2B Tim Beckham Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/31)
05/25/15 1B James Loney Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/10/15 P Drew Smyly Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/6)
, out for season
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
, out for season
05/03/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22)
, out for season04/09/15 C John Jaso Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
04/06/15 P Matt Moore Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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