Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Kendall Graveman
The Los Angeles Angels visit O.co Coliseum on Tuesday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Hector Santiago for the Angels and Kendall Graveman for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +108 and Oakland at -118. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Angels have a 3-3-1 over/under record and a 4-3-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Athletics are 5-2-0 against the run line and have a 1-5-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 71% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 2-4 record, including 0-0 on the road. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago held a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.59 and a WHIP of 1.26 last season. He had 162 strikeouts over his 180.2 innings pitched and he also gave up 156 hits over that time period. He allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.77. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 13 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .169 against the bullpen while being struck out 19 times and walking 8 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 6.82 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 51 base hits and 27 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 18 batters and struck out 52. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .288, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .288 average away from home. The Angels hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 10.86 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .200 and his on-base percentage is at .320. He has 4 hits this season along with 0 runs scored and 2 runs batted in. He's struck out 6 times and has walked 4 times. Albert Pujols is hitting .125 and he has an on-base percentage of .125. He has totaled 3 hits so far and he's driven in 3. He has struck out 3 times. The Angels have 37 hits, including 6 doubles, 1 triple, and 1 home run. Los Angeles has walked 18 times this season and they've struck out 31 times as a unit. They've left 36 men on base and have a team OPS of .533. They score 2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 12 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 1-3 home record and a 4-3 overall mark. With an earned run average last season of 4.05, Kendall Graveman had a 6-9 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He had 77 strikeouts over the 115.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 126 hits. He allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.6. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.71 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 21 times and walking 2 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 6.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.45 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.39. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 49 base knocks and 17 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 17 hitters and struck out 53. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .212 average at home. The Athletics hold a .338 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .268 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 7.57 hits per contest. Josh Reddick comes into this matchup batting .227 and he has an OBP of .320. He has 5 hits this year along with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI. He's struck out 6 times and has walked on 3 occasions. Billy Butler is hitting .300 and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 3 hits so far. He has punched out 1 time. The Athletics as a unit have 53 base hits, including 10 doubles, 0 triples, and 6 homers. They have 3 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 0 times. Oakland as a team has walked 14 times this year and they have struck out 64 times. They've had 47 men left on base and have an OPS of .606. They score 3 runs per game and have totaled 21 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 3-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 4-3-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 1-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 5-2-0 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
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
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 Angels
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