Monday, May 23, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Tropeano vs. Derek Holland
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Monday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Nick Tropeano for the Angels and Derek Holland for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +108 and Texas at -118. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Angels have a 18-23-3 over/under record and a 19-25-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Rangers are 23-20-0 against the run line and have a 22-20-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 19-24 record, including 11-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Nick Tropeano has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.30 and a WHIP of 1.58. He has 43 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he has given up 47 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.76. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen while being struck out 117 times and walking 53 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.89 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 379 base hits and 178 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 138 batters and struck out 308. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .241, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Angels hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.18 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .321 and his on-base percentage is at .410. He has 52 hits this season along with 29 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He's struck out 38 times and has walked 25 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 45 hits so far while scoring 24 runs and he's driven in 20. He has walked 18 times and has struck out 33 times. The Angels have 363 hits, including 61 doubles and 36 home runs. They've stolen 13 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Los Angeles has walked 133 times this season and they've struck out 256 times as a unit. They've left 277 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 3.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 170 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 14-7 home record and a 25-19 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.63, Derek Holland has a 3-3 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 40 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 44 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.43 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 110 times and walking 57 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.10. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 379 base knocks and 176 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 147 hitters and struck out 296. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .272 average at home. The Rangers hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.53 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .264 and he has an OBP of .309. He has 43 hits this year along with 18 runs scored and 27 RBI. He's struck out 16 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 40 hits so far while he's scored 16 runs and drove in 15. He has earned a walk 10 times and has punched out 17 times. The Rangers as a unit have 367 base hits, including 73 doubles and 43 homers. They have 28 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Texas as a team has walked 112 times this year and they have struck out 311 times. They've had 262 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They score 4.42 runs per game and have totaled 190 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 18-23-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 22-20-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 23-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
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)
05/14/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
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)
04/29/16 P Huston Street Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
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)
05/08/16 P AJ Griffin Shoulder 15-day DL (5/8)
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 P Tanner Schepper Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers
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