Friday, April 29, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Colby Lewis
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Friday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Hector Santiago for the Angels and Colby Lewis for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +100 and Texas at -110. The over/under was set at 9. The Angels have a 8-12-2 over/under record and a 11-11-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Rangers are 11-11-0 against the run line and have a 11-11-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 11-11 record, including 5-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 0.94. He has 27 strikeouts over his 26.2 innings pitched and he has given up 17 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.94. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen while being struck out 47 times and walking 21 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.58 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.68 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 171 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 70 batters and struck out 157. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .247, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .269 average away from home. The Angels hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.55 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .295 and his on-base percentage is at .398. He has 23 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 13 runs batted in. He's struck out 22 times and has walked 14 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .256 and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 20 hits so far while scoring 10 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 7 times and has struck out 16 times. The Angels have 161 hits, including 25 doubles and 20 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Los Angeles has walked 69 times this season and they've struck out 117 times as a unit. They've left 126 men on base and have a team OPS of .650. They score 3.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 76 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 8-4 home record and a 12-10 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.38, Colby Lewis has a 1-0 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 24 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 26 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.94. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 55 times and walking 21 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.91 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 181 base knocks and 82 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year and they give up 1.5 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 151. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 5.07.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .258 average at home. The Rangers hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.23 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .341. He has 25 hits this year along with 9 runs scored and 13 RBI. He's struck out 7 times and has walked on 6 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .343 and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 24 hits so far while he's scored 8 runs and drove in 13. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 9 times. The Rangers as a unit have 181 base hits, including 38 doubles and 18 homers. They have 11 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Texas as a team has walked 60 times this year and they have struck out 167 times. They've had 132 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They score 4.32 runs per game and have totaled 95 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-12-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 11-11-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 11-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
04/28/16 P Huston Street Oblique out indefinitely
04/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Knee 15-day DL (4/16)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 15-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/26/16 P Cole Hamels Groin "?" for next scheduled start
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 15-day DL (4/20)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm 60-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Calf 15-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 P Tanner Schepper Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 C Chris Gimenez Ankle 15-day DL (3/27)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers
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