Thursday, October 1, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney (6-3) vs. Derek Holland (3-3)
The Los Angeles Angels take on the Texas Rangers on Thursday at Globe Life Park. Andrew Heaney is the probable starter for the Angels and he'll face Derek Holland of the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +118 and Texas at -128. The over/under was set at 9. The Angels have a 73-76 over/under record and a 71-86 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Rangers have a 70-77 over/under record and a 93-64 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 59% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 83-74 record, including 34-43 on the road. Andrew Heaney has an earned run average of 3.29 and is 6-3 so far on the season while having a 1.15 WHIP. He's pitched 101.1 innings thus far while surrendering 94 hits over that time and when he starts, the Angels are 11-6. The Angels are also 8-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.72 and they've given up 438 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen while being struck out 433 times and walking 153 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.26 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.69 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48.
Los Angeles is batting .251 as a team, which is good for 17th in the league and hitting .251 away from home. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .327 and they hold a .415 team slugging percentage. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.38 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 164.
With a 40-36 home record, Texas will hope to improve on their 85-72 overall mark. Derek Holland is starting this game 3-3 for the season with an earned run average of 4.99 and a WHIP of 1.34. He's pitched 52.1 innings thus far while surrendering 56 hits over that time in which the Rangers are 4-5. The Rangers are also 4-4 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.11 and they have given up 458 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .243 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 444 times and walking 196 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.79 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.26.
They are batting .257 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .275 at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rangers sit at .325 and they hold a .412 team slugging percentage. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.76 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 182.
The Angels have committed 85 errors and have combined for 1,450 assists and 4,193 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .980 team fielding percentage while committing 117 errors, accumulating 1,634 assists and compiling 4,193 put outs.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 73-76 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 71-86 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 70-77 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 93-64 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/27/15 P Huston Street Knee out indefinitely
09/19/15 P Joe Smith Ankle out indefinitely
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/02/15 P Alex Claudio Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/13/15 1B Kyle Blanks Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17)
08/02/15 P Tanner Scheppers Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
08/01/15 C Robinson Chirinos Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
05/29/15 P Nick Tepesch Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
04/06/15 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/31)
04/06/15 P Yu Darvish Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/04/15 RF Antoan Richardson Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
04/04/15 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/24), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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