Monday, May 2, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jered Weaver vs. Jimmy Nelson
The Los Angeles Angels visit Miller Park on Monday to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Jered Weaver for the Angels and Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers. The Angels have a 9-14-2 over/under record and a 11-14-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Brewers are 10-13-0 against the run line and have a 15-7-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 11-13 record, including 5-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 11 strikeouts over his 23.1 innings pitched and he has given up 26 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.5. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen while being struck out 53 times and walking 24 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.96 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 191 base hits and 87 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 74 batters and struck out 165. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .241, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .269 average away from home. The Angels hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .241 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.24 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .291 and his on-base percentage is at .386. He has 25 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 13 runs batted in. He's struck out 24 times and has walked 14 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .267 and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 23 hits so far while scoring 11 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 7 times and has struck out 17 times. The Angels have 180 hits, including 28 doubles and 22 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Los Angeles has walked 69 times this season and they've struck out 123 times as a unit. They've left 138 men on base and have a team OPS of .659. They score 3.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 80 runs so far this year.
Milwaukee comes into this matchup with a 5-8 home record and a 8-15 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.16, Jimmy Nelson has a 3-2 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 24 hits. He has allowed 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.29. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 73 times and walking 47 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 10.68 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.18 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.64. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 235 base knocks and 124 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year and they give up 1.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 103 hitters and struck out 158. They give up a walk 4.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.71 while their FIP as a staff is 5.63.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Brewers hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .223 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.04 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup batting .333 and he has an OBP of .409. He has 26 hits this year along with 12 runs scored and 18 RBI. He's struck out 15 times and has walked on 10 occasions. Domingo Santana is hitting .250 and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 20 hits so far while he's scored 10 runs and drove in 9. He has earned a walk 11 times and has punched out 26 times. The Brewers as a unit have 162 base hits, including 42 doubles and 21 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Milwaukee as a team has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out 215 times. They've had 143 men left on base and have an OPS of .678. They score 3.87 runs per game and have totaled 89 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-14-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-14-0 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 15-7-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 10-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
04/29/16 P Huston Street Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Knee 15-day DL (4/16)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 15-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/28/16 P Matt Garza Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
04/28/16 2B Scooter Gennett Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/04/16 P Corey Knebel Oblique 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Will Smith Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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