Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Karns (3-2) vs. Hector Santiago (4-3)
The Los Angeles Angels host The Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. The probable starters are Nathan Karns for the Rays and Hector Santiago for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +117 and Los Angeles at -127. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rays, with a 29-23 run line record, cover the spread 56% of the time. They also have a 21-30 over/under record. The Angels have a 23-27 over/under record and a 27-25 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 50% of the time.
The Rays head into this matchup with a 26-26 record, including 13-12 on the road. Nathan Karns has a 3-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.32 and a 1.12 WHIP. The Rays are 4-6 over his 57 innings pitched and he's also given up 40 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Rays are 5-5 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.59 and they've given up 140 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen while being struck out 164 times and walking 71 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 7.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.51 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44.
Tampa Bay is batting .245 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .243 away from home. Ranked at 17th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .312 and they hold a .390 team slugging percentage. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.19 hits per game and Logan Forsythe leads the team with 50.
With a 16-11 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 28-24 overall mark. Hector Santiago has a record of 4-3 while sporting an earned run average of 2.18 on the year with a 1.18 WHIP. The Angels have a record of 5-5 over the 62 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 48 hits. Against the over/under, the Angels are 4-6 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.61 and they have given up 121 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .227 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 135 times and walking 45 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.95 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.93 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.18.
They are batting .260 as a team, which is good for 8th in the league and hitting .272 at home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .340 and they hold a .450 team slugging percentage. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 56.
The Rays have committed 22 errors and have combined for 457 assists and 1,389 put outs leading to a .988 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 31 errors, accumulating 438 assists and compiling 1,382 put outs.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 21-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 29-23 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 23-27 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 27-25 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
05/31/15 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 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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