Monday, July 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Tropeano vs. Matt Moore
The Los Angeles Angels head to Tropicana Field on Monday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable pitchers are Nick Tropeano for the Angels and Matt Moore for the Rays. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +134 and Tampa Bay at -144. The over/under is 8. The Angels have a 33-47-3 over/under mark and a 39-44-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Rays are 33-47-0 against the run line and have a 37-38-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
The Angels head into this game with a 33-48 record, and they are 17-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Nick Tropeano has a 3-2 record with an ERA of 3.25 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 54 strikeouts during his 55.1 innings pitched and he has given up 58 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.66. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have allowed 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the pen while they've been struck out 211 times and walked 97 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.27 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.34 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.40. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 747 base hits and 361 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 261 batters and struck out 572. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .238, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .244 average on the road. The Angels have a .386 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .311 which is good for 22nd in the league. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.98 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .327 and his on-base percentage is at .425. He has 98 hits this season along with 59 runs scored and 53 runs batted in. He's struck out 64 times and has walked 51 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .285 and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 88 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 43. He has walked 31 times and has struck out 62 times. The Angels have 735 hits, including 142 doubles and 80 home runs. They've stolen 29 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 17 times. Los Angeles has walked 232 times this season and they've struck out 483 times as a unit. They've left 537 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 358 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with a 17-24 home mark and a 33-47 overall record. With an ERA of 4.67, Matt Moore has a 4-5 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 90 strikeouts over the 96.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 99 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.45. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 210 times and walking 88 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 9.03 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.61 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.50. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 707 base knocks and 352 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 243 hitters and struck out 674. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .229 average at home. The Rays hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.11 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .282 and he has an OBP of .334. He has 87 hits this year along with 45 runs scored and 45 RBI. He's struck out 77 times and has walked on 25 occasions. Logan Forsythe is hitting .305 and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 62 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 19. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 48 times. The Rays as a unit have 649 base hits, including 142 doubles and 110 homers. They have 27 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 237 times this year and they have struck out 740 times. They've had 537 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They score 4.06 runs per game and have totaled 325 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 33-47-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 39-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 37-38-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 33-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (6/14)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Tampa Bay Rays
07/03/16 LF Desmond Jennings Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Detroit Tigers
06/28/16 P Alex Colome Bicep 15-day DL (6/19)
06/21/16 CF Mike Mahtook Hand 15-day DL (6/21)
06/21/16 2B Steve Pearce Hamstring 15-day DL (6/21)
06/02/16 P Brad Boxberger Oblique 15-day DL (6/1)
05/23/16 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hand 15-day DL (5/22)
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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