Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jered Weaver vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Los Angeles Angels visit Dodger Stadium on Tuesday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Jered Weaver for the Angels and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has the Angels at +260 and the Dodgers at -290. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Angels have a 14-21-3 over/under record and a 18-20-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Dodgers are 16-21-0 against the run line and have a 14-20-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 16-21 record, including 10-9 on the road. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 6.10 and a WHIP of 1.59. He has 24 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he has given up 52 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.4. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen while being struck out 104 times and walking 46 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.71 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 324 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 119 batters and struck out 268. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .240, 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 .310 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.11 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .312 and his on-base percentage is at .400. He has 43 hits this season along with 22 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. He's struck out 35 times and has walked 21 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .308 and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 41 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 20. He has walked 15 times and has struck out 26 times. The Angels have 308 hits, including 49 doubles and 33 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Los Angeles has walked 113 times this season and they've struck out 211 times as a unit. They've left 232 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 3.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 142 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 9-11 home record and a 20-18 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.74, Clayton Kershaw has a 5-1 record and a 0.73 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 62 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 41 hits. He has allowed 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.46. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 98 times and walking 40 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.34 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 278 base knocks and 130 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 34 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 99 hitters and struck out 328. 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 3.45.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .227 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.32 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .288 and he has an OBP of .369. He has 40 hits this year along with 14 runs scored and 20 RBI. He's struck out 33 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .289 and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 41 hits so far while he's scored 23 runs and drove in 20. He has earned a walk 13 times and has punched out 26 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 308 base hits, including 63 doubles and 34 homers. They have 9 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 7 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out 296 times. They've had 262 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They score 4.24 runs per game and have totaled 161 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 14-21-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 18-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 14-20-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 16-21-0 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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