Monday, April 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Tropeano vs. Sonny Gray
The Los Angeles Angels visit O.co Coliseum on Monday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Nick Tropeano for the Angels and Sonny Gray for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +156 and Oakland at -166. The over/under was set at 7. The Angels have a 2-3-1 over/under record and a 4-2-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 67% of the time. The Athletics are 4-2-0 against the run line and have a 1-4-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 67% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 1-4 record. Starting pitcher Nick Tropeano held a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.33 last season. He had 38 strikeouts over his 37.2 innings pitched and he also gave up 40 hits over that time period. He allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 2.6. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .179 against the bullpen while being struck out 15 times and walking 8 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 5.83 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.17 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.83. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 44 base hits and 26 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 17 batters and struck out 44. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .288, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .288 average away from home. The Angels hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 11 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .211 and his on-base percentage is at .286. He has 4 hits this season along with 0 runs scored and 0 runs batted in. He's struck out 6 times and has walked 2 times. Albert Pujols is hitting .100 and he has an on-base percentage of .100. He has totaled 2 hits so far while scoring 0 runs and he's driven in 2. He has walked 0 times and has struck out 3 times. The Angels have 30 hits, including 6 doubles, 1 triple, and 1 home run. Los Angeles has walked 13 times this season and they've struck out 30 times as a unit. They've left 29 men on base and have a team OPS of .508. They score 1.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 9 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 1-3 home record and a 3-3 overall mark. With an earned run average last season of 2.73, Sonny Gray had a 14-7 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He had 169 strikeouts over the 208 innings he pitched during which he gave up 166 hits. He allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.45. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.93 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 18 times and walking 2 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 7.17 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.83. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 43 base knocks and 17 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year and they give up 0.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 12 hitters and struck out 46. They give up a walk 2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.02 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .212 average at home. The Athletics hold a .337 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .279 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8 hits per contest. Josh Reddick comes into this matchup batting .263 and he has an OBP of .333. He has 5 hits this year along with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI. He's struck out 4 times and has walked on 2 occasions. Billy Butler is hitting .300 and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 3 hits so far while he's scored 0 runs and drove in 0. He has earned a walk 0 times and has punched out 1 time. The Athletics as a unit have 48 base hits, including 9 doubles, 0 triples, and 4 homers. They have 3 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 0 times. Oakland as a team has walked 11 times this year and they have struck out 52 times. They've had 41 men left on base and have an OPS of .615. They score 3.17 runs per game and have totaled 19 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 2-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 4-2-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 1-4-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 4-2-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/01/16 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow out indefinitely
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics
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