Monday, May 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Kenta Maeda
The Los Angeles Angels visit Dodger Stadium on Monday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Anaheim at +161 and the Dodgers at -190. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Angels have a 14-20-3 over/under record and a 18-19-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Dodgers are 15-21-0 against the run line and have a 14-19-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 15-21 record, including 9-9 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 9.12 and a WHIP of 1.91. He has 17 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he has given up 36 hits so far this season. He has allowed 13.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.2. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen while being struck out 102 times and walking 46 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.73 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 322 base hits and 153 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 118 batters and struck out 261. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .241, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .267 average away from home. The Angels hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.19 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .306 and his on-base percentage is at .397. He has 41 hits this season along with 21 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. He's struck out 34 times and has walked 21 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .305 and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 40 hits so far while scoring 18 runs and he's driven in 19. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 25 times. The Angels have 299 hits, including 48 doubles and 33 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Los Angeles has walked 111 times this season and they've struck out 199 times as a unit. They've left 225 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 3.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 139 runs so far this year.
The Dodgers come into this matchup with a 9-10 home record and a 20-17 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.30, Kenta Maeda has a 3-2 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 43 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 32 hits. He has allowed 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 95 times and walking 38 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.07 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.35 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 271 base knocks and 125 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 320. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .227 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.31 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .290 and he has an OBP of .359. He has 40 hits this year along with 14 runs scored and 20 RBI. He's struck out 32 times and has walked on 16 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .283 and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 39 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 13 times and has punched out 25 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 303 base hits, including 63 doubles and 32 homers. They have 9 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 119 times this year and they have struck out 291 times. They've had 258 men left on base and have an OPS of .691. They score 4.3 runs per game and have totaled 159 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 14-20-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 18-19-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 14-19-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
05/14/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/10/16 SS Andrelton Simmons Thumb 15-day DL (5/8)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 15-day DL (4/26)
04/29/16 P Huston Street Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 15-day DL (4/23)
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinger Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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