Sunday, June 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Gerrit Cole
The Los Angeles Angels head to PNC Park on Sunday to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable pitchers are Jhoulys Chacin for the Angels and Gerrit Cole for the Pirates. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +139 and Pittsburgh at -149. The over/under is 8. The Angels have a 23-30-3 over/under mark and a 28-28-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Pirates are 26-28-0 against the run line and have a 33-20-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Angels head into this game with a 25-29 record, and they are 13-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 2-3 record with an ERA of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 47 strikeouts during his 53 innings pitched and he has given up 49 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.67. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have allowed 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the pen while they've been struck out 145 times and walked 65 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.02 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.15 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.40. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 478 base hits and 227 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 168 batters and struck out 405. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .235, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .246 average on the road. The Angels have a .376 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .307 which is good for 24th in the league. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.98 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .318 and his on-base percentage is at .424. He has 63 hits this season along with 39 runs scored and 41 runs batted in. He's struck out 48 times and has walked 38 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 59 hits so far while scoring 34 runs and he's driven in 27. He has walked 25 times and has struck out 39 times. The Angels have 470 hits, including 82 doubles and 48 home runs. They've stolen 18 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Los Angeles has walked 172 times this season and they've struck out 324 times as a unit. They've left 348 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 232 runs so far this year.
Pittsburgh comes into this game with a 15-10 home mark and a 29-25 overall record. With an ERA of 2.72, Gerrit Cole has a 5-4 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 59.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 62 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.12. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 142 times and walking 79 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.18 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 482 base knocks and 219 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 202 hitters and struck out 388. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .293 average at home. The Pirates hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.69 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .254 and he has an OBP of .332. He has 54 hits this year along with 34 runs scored and 23 RBI. He's struck out 55 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Starling Marte is hitting .319 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 66 hits so far while he's scored 28 runs and drove in 20. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 50 times. The Pirates as a unit have 523 base hits, including 104 doubles and 52 homers. They have 39 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Pittsburgh as a team has walked 189 times this year and they have struck out 433 times. They've had 425 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They score 4.91 runs per game and have totaled 265 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 23-30-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 28-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-20-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 26-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
06/03/16 P Nick Tropeano Undisclosed expected to miss start Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
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)
06/03/16 3B David Freese Hand "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles Angels
06/03/16 C Francisco Cervelli Foot "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles Angels
06/03/16 SS Jordy Mercer Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles Angels
05/26/16 P Arquimedes Caminero Quad 15-day DL (5/25)
05/24/16 P Ryan Vogelsong Eye 15-day DL (5/24)
03/31/16 C Elias Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates
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