Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tim Adleman vs. Jered Weaver
The Cincinnati Reds head to Angel Stadium on Tuesday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Tim Adleman for the Reds and Jered Weaver for the Angels. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati at +125 and Los Angeles at -135. The over/under is 9. The Reds have a 71-48-10 over/under mark and a 70-59-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Angels are 62-68-0 against the run line and have a 59-66-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Reds head into this game with a 55-74 record, and they are 23-41 on the road. Starting pitcher Tim Adleman has a 2-1 record with an ERA of 3.68 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 20 strikeouts during his 29.1 innings pitched and he has given up 28 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.88. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have allowed 454 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the pen while they've been struck out 424 times and walked 239 times this year. As a unit, Cincinnati has given up 9.11 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 hitters per nine. They are 28th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.96. The Reds pitchers have collectively given up 1,168 base hits and 636 earned runs. They have allowed 207 home runs this season and they allow 1.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 507 batters and struck out 985. 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 5.25.
As a team, Cincinnati is hitting .250, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .246 average on the road. The Reds have a .408 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .312 which is good for 24th in the league. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.45 hits per contest. Zack Cozart comes into this game hitting .265 and his on-base percentage is at .315. He has 112 hits this season along with 63 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 73 times and has walked 31 times. Joey Votto is hitting .309 and he has an on-base percentage of .432. 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 109 times. The Reds have 1,089 hits, including 219 doubles and 141 home runs. They've stolen 112 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 38 times. Cincinnati has walked 370 times this season and they've struck out 1,041 times as a unit. They've left 777 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 583 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 29-33 home mark and a 56-74 overall record. With an ERA of 5.31, Jered Weaver has a 9-11 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 144 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 179 hits. He has allowed 11.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.85. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 412 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 351 times and walking 145 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.22 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,207 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 401 hitters and struck out 904. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .245 average at home. The Angels hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.53 hits per contest. Kole Calhoun comes into this matchup batting .267 and he has an OBP of .350. He has 129 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 .431. He has collected 140 hits so far while he's scored 98 runs and drove in 82. He has earned a walk 90 times and has punched out 113 times. The Angels as a unit have 1,152 base hits, including 218 doubles and 124 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 786 times. They've had 841 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They score 4.43 runs per game and have totaled 576 runs so far this season.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 71-48-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 70-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 59-66-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 62-68-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/29/16 P Homer Bailey Bicep "?" for next scheduled start
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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