Monday, August 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Matt Shoemaker
The Cincinnati Reds visit Angel Stadium on Monday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Dan Straily for the Reds and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at -158 and Los Angeles at +148. The over/under was set at 8. The Reds have a 70-48-10 over/under record and a 70-58-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Angels are 61-68-0 against the run line and have a 59-65-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Reds head into this matchup with a 55-73 record, including 23-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 123 strikeouts over his 151.1 innings pitched and he has given up 117 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.43. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen while being struck out 417 times and walking 238 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 9.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Reds pitchers have collectively given up 1,150 base hits and 626 earned runs. They have allowed 206 home runs this season and they allow 1.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 506 batters and struck out 978. They walk 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.26.
As a team, Cincinnati is batting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Reds hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.48 hits per game. Zack Cozart comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .317. He has 112 hits this season along with 63 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 72 times and has walked 31 times. Joey Votto is hitting .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .435. He has totaled 133 hits so far while scoring 82 runs and he's driven in 76. He has walked 94 times and has struck out 108 times. The Reds have 1,084 hits, including 219 doubles and 139 home runs. They've stolen 112 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 37 times. Cincinnati has walked 370 times this season and they've struck out 1,034 times as a unit. They've left 776 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 581 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 29-33 home record and a 55-74 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.98, Matt Shoemaker has a 8-13 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 134 strikeouts over the 151.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 158 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.57. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 410 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 349 times and walking 144 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.21 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,203 base knocks and 570 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 172 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 398 hitters and struck out 896. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .246 average at home. The Angels hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.57 hits per contest. Kole Calhoun comes into this matchup batting .267 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 128 hits this year along with 76 runs scored and 58 RBI. He's struck out 98 times and has walked on 59 occasions. Mike Trout is hitting .312 and he has an OBP of .432. He has collected 139 hits so far while he's scored 97 runs and drove in 82. He has earned a walk 90 times and has punched out 111 times. The Angels as a unit have 1,141 base hits, including 217 doubles and 123 homers. They have 46 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 27 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 378 times this year and they have struck out 778 times. They've had 836 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They score 4.43 runs per game and have totaled 571 runs so far this season.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 70-48-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 70-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 59-65-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 61-68-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/04/16 P A.J. Morris Shoulder 15-day DL (6/16)
06/23/16 P Alfredo Simon Trapezius 15-day DL (6/22)
06/01/16 P Caleb Cotham Shoulder 15-day DL (5/29)
05/02/16 C Devin Mesoraco Shoulder 60-day DL (5/1); out for season
04/10/16 CF Yorman Rodriguez Hamstring 60-day DL (3/27)
Los Angeles Angels
08/21/16 3B Yunel Escobar Concussion 7-day (8/20)
08/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (8/15)
08/14/16 LF Shane Robinson Hip 15-day DL (8/13)
08/10/16 P Cam Bedrosia Finger 15-day DL (8/4)
08/02/16 P Huston Street Knee 15-day DL (8/2); out for season
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (7/19)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 60-day DL (6/14)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds
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