Thursday, June 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Ivan Nova
The Los Angeles Angels head to Yankee Stadium on Thursday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable pitchers are Jhoulys Chacin for the Angels and Ivan Nova for the Yankees. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +125 and New York at -135. The over/under is 9.5. The Angels have a 24-33-3 over/under mark and a 30-30-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Yankees are 27-31-0 against the run line and have a 23-29-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Angels head into this game with a 26-32 record, and they are 14-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 2-3 record with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 48 strikeouts during his 58 innings pitched and he has given up 55 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have allowed 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the pen while they've been struck out 155 times and walked 73 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.14 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.21 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.40. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 516 base hits and 250 earned runs. They have allowed 78 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 185 batters and struck out 427. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .234, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .246 average on the road. The Angels have a .378 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .309 which is good for 23rd in the league. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.88 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .302 and his on-base percentage is at .409. He has 64 hits this season along with 39 runs scored and 41 runs batted in. He's struck out 51 times and has walked 40 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .300 and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 64 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 32. He has walked 25 times and has struck out 43 times. The Angels have 501 hits, including 93 doubles and 52 home runs. They've stolen 20 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Los Angeles has walked 178 times this season and they've struck out 347 times as a unit. They've left 365 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 249 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 15-12 home mark and a 28-30 overall record. With an ERA of 4.41, Ivan Nova has a 4-3 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 49 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 52 hits. He has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 208 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.92 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 487 base knocks and 233 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 137 hitters and struck out 503. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .246 average at home. The Yankees hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.91 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this matchup batting .272 and he has an OBP of .301. He has 56 hits this year along with 31 runs scored and 38 RBI. He's struck out 46 times and has walked on 9 occasions. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 53 hits so far while he's scored 22 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 15 times and has punched out 31 times. The Yankees as a unit have 459 base hits, including 79 doubles and 60 homers. They have 34 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. New York as a team has walked 164 times this year and they have struck out 404 times. They've had 366 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They score 3.84 runs per game and have totaled 223 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 24-33-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 30-30-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 23-29-6 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 27-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
06/07/16 P Joe Smith Hamstring 15-day DL (6/7)
06/04/16 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 15-day DL (6/3)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/18/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (5/13)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Groin 15-day DL (5/17)
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)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
New York Yankees
06/04/16 1B Mark Teixeira Knee 15-day DL (6/4)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/26/16 P Chasen Shreve Shoulder 15-day DL (5/26)
05/25/16 C Gary Sanchez Thumb 15-day DL
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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