Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Colby Lewis
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Wednesday 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 +105 and Texas at -115. The over/under was set at 9. The Angels have a 19-24-3 over/under record and a 20-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Rangers are 24-21-0 against the run line and have a 23-21-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Angels head into this matchup with a 21-24 record, including 12-10 on the road. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.93 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 41 strikeouts over his 52.2 innings pitched and he has given up 45 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.17. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen while being struck out 120 times and walking 55 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.75 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.60. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 391 base hits and 180 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 142 batters and struck out 323. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .240, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. The Angels hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.28 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .325 and his on-base percentage is at .413. He has 55 hits this season along with 32 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He's struck out 40 times and has walked 26 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .290 and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 47 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 21. He has walked 18 times and has struck out 34 times. The Angels have 385 hits, including 66 doubles and 38 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. Los Angeles has walked 137 times this season and they've struck out 266 times as a unit. They've left 288 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 182 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 14-8 home record and a 25-20 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.75, Colby Lewis has a 3-0 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 59 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 53 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.33 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 113 times and walking 57 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.04 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 393 base knocks and 179 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 151 hitters and struck out 316. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .269 average at home. The Rangers hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.6 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .265 and he has an OBP of .312. He has 45 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 29 RBI. He's struck out 16 times and has walked on 12 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 42 hits so far while he's scored 17 runs and drove in 15. He has earned a walk 11 times and has punched out 19 times. The Rangers as a unit have 387 base hits, including 78 doubles and 44 homers. They have 29 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Texas as a team has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out 326 times. They've had 274 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They score 4.42 runs per game and have totaled 199 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-24-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 20-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 23-21-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 24-21-0 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)
05/24/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Hamstring 15-day DL (5/21)
05/24/16 CF Drew Stubbs Toe 15-day DL (5/23)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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