Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer (5-4) vs. C.J. Wilson (3-3)
The Los Angeles Angels welcome The Tampa Bay Rays to Angel Stadium on Tuesday. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Rays and C.J. Wilson for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +113 and Los Angeles at -123. The over/under was set at 7. The Rays, with a 29-22 run line record, cover the spread 57% of the time. They also have a 20-30 over/under record. The Angels have a 22-27 over/under record and a 26-25 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
The Rays show up with a 26-25 record, including 13-11 on the road. Chris Archer has an earned run average of 2.12 and is 5-4 so far on the season while having a 0.99 WHIP. In his starts, the Rays are 6-5 over his 68.0 innings pitched this season while giving up 47 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-7. He is getting 3.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 138 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.53. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen while being struck out 163 times and walking 69 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 7.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.55 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.36.
As a team, Tampa Bay is batting .246, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Rays on-base percentage sits at .313, which puts them at 16th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .391. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.24 hits per game and Logan Forsythe leads the team with 50.
Los Angeles is 15-11 at home while holding a 27-24 overall record on the season. C.J. Wilson is starting this game 3-3 for the season with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.18. In his starts, the Angels are 5-5 and he has allowed 56 hits over 65 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-6. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 121 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.69. Teams are hitting .230 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 133 times and walking 45 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.91 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.16.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .272 average at Safeco Field. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .336, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .440. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 55.
In terms of team defense, the Rays have a fielding percentage of .989 with 21 total errors, 449 assists and 1,365 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 31 errors, accumulating 428 assists and compiling 1,355 put outs.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 20-30 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 29-22 against the run line
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 22-27 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 26-25 against the run line
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
05/31/15 2B Tim Beckham Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
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 Undisclosed 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 season
04/09/15 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)
Los Angeles Angels
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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