Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Zach Davies
The Los Angeles Angels visit Miller Park on Wednesday to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Hector Santiago for the Angels and Zach Davies for the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -140 and Milwaukee at +130. The over/under was set at 9. 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 12-13-0 against the run line and have a 17-7-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 12-14 record, including 6-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 28 strikeouts over his 32.1 innings pitched and he has given up 25 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.09 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen while being struck out 63 times and walking 27 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 218 base hits and 98 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 80 batters and struck out 182. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
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 .313 and his on-base percentage is at .396. He has 30 hits this season along with 15 runs scored and 18 runs batted in. He's struck out 26 times and has walked 14 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 27 hits so far while scoring 12 runs and he's driven in 11. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 17 times. The Angels have 206 hits, including 31 doubles and 24 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Los Angeles has walked 78 times this season and they've struck out 136 times as a unit. They've left 157 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 3.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 94 runs so far this year.
Milwaukee comes into this matchup with a 7-8 home record and a 10-15 overall mark. With an earned run average of 8.78, Zach Davies has a 0-3 record and a 2.25 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 13.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 23 hits. He has allowed 15.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.55. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .286 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 74 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 10.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.88 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.58. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 262 base knocks and 134 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year and they give up 1.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 109 hitters and struck out 165. They give up a walk 4.5 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 5.58.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .271 average at home. The Brewers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 7.76 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup batting .372 and he has an OBP of .443. He has 32 hits this year along with 15 runs scored and 21 RBI. He's struck out 15 times and has walked on 11 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 194 base hits, including 49 doubles and 24 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Milwaukee as a team has walked 97 times this year and they have struck out 229 times. They've had 156 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They score 4.44 runs per game and have totaled 111 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 17-7-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 12-13-0 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)
05/03/16 RF Domingo Santana Shoulder is expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
05/03/16 LF Ryan Braun Undisclosed is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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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