Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Tropeano vs. Junior Guerra
The Los Angeles Angels visit Miller Park on Tuesday to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Nick Tropeano for the Angels and Junior Guerra for the Brewers. The Angels have a 9-15-2 over/under record and a 11-15-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Brewers are 11-13-0 against the run line and have a 16-7-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 12-13 record, including 6-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Nick Tropeano has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.11 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 20 strikeouts over his 21.1 innings pitched and he has given up 23 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.21. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.09 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen while being struck out 57 times and walking 25 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.19 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 204 base hits and 90 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 76 batters and struck out 173. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .237, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .269 average away from home. The Angels hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.04 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .286 and his on-base percentage is at .377. He has 26 hits this season along with 13 runs scored and 15 runs batted in. He's struck out 26 times and has walked 14 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .289 and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 26 hits so far while scoring 12 runs and he's driven in 11. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 17 times. The Angels have 195 hits, including 29 doubles and 23 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Los Angeles has walked 74 times this season and they've struck out 129 times as a unit. They've left 147 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 89 runs so far this year.
Milwaukee comes into this matchup with a 6-8 home record and a 9-15 overall mark. Junior Guerra will be making his season debut for the Brewers. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 73 times and walking 48 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 10.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.87 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.61. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 251 base knocks and 129 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year and they give up 1.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 105 hitters and struck out 158. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.72 while their FIP as a staff is 5.63.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Brewers hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.5 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup batting .349 and he has an OBP of .419. He has 29 hits this year along with 14 runs scored and 20 RBI. He's struck out 15 times and has walked on 10 occasions. Domingo Santana is hitting .259 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 22 hits so far while he's scored 11 runs and drove in 11. He has earned a walk 11 times and has punched out 28 times. The Brewers as a unit have 180 base hits, including 46 doubles and 24 homers. They have 15 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Milwaukee as a team has walked 93 times this year and they have struck out 220 times. They've had 149 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They score 4.29 runs per game and have totaled 103 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-15-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-15-0 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 16-7-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 11-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 15-day DL (4/26)
04/29/16 P Huston Street Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/17/16 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 60-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 Brewers
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