Monday, September 19, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Martin Perez
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Monday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Jhoulys Chacin for the Angels and Martin Perez for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +150 and Texas at -170. The over/under was set at 10. The Angels have a 63-79-6 over/under record and a 72-76-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Rangers are 78-71-0 against the run line and have a 76-65-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 64-84 record, including 30-44 on the road. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 5.43 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 104 strikeouts over his 126 innings pitched and he has given up 139 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 492 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen while being struck out 404 times and walking 173 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.37 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,367 base hits and 642 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 460 batters and struck out 1,044. They walk 3.2 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 4.69.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .248, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Angels hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.45 hits per game. Yunel Escobar comes into this game hitting .308 and his on-base percentage is at .360. He has 146 hits this season along with 61 runs scored and 35 runs batted in. He's struck out 60 times and has walked 37 times. Mike Trout is hitting .318 and he has an on-base percentage of .435. He has totaled 161 hits so far while scoring 111 runs and he's driven in 90. He has walked 100 times and has struck out 127 times. The Angels have 1,296 hits, including 241 doubles and 148 home runs. They've stolen 61 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Los Angeles has walked 420 times this season and they've struck out 903 times as a unit. They've left 944 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 646 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 48-23 home record and a 88-61 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.20, Martin Perez has a 10-10 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 96 strikeouts over the 182 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 185 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 393 times and walking 172 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.24 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,335 base knocks and 658 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 191 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 493 hitters and struck out 1,066. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .282 average at home. The Rangers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 8.99 hits per contest. Ian Desmond comes into this matchup batting .285 and he has an OBP of .336. He has 167 hits this year along with 104 runs scored and 82 RBI. He's struck out 152 times and has walked on 42 occasions. Adrian Beltre is hitting .295 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 161 hits so far while he's scored 83 runs and drove in 98. He has earned a walk 46 times and has punched out 62 times. The Rangers as a unit have 1,339 base hits, including 235 doubles and 200 homers. They have 88 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. Texas as a team has walked 404 times this year and they have struck out 1,127 times. They've had 951 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They score 4.81 runs per game and have totaled 717 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-79-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-76-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 76-65-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 78-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
09/16/16 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm out indefinitely
09/06/16 P Matt Shoemaker Head 60-day DL (9/5), out for season
09/05/16 P Huston Street Knee 60-day DL (8/2); out for season
08/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (8/15)
08/10/16 P Cam Bedrosian Blood Clot 15-day DL (8/4), out for season
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (7/19)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
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), out for season
08/27/16 P Jeremy Jeffress Suspension placed on restricted list
08/24/16 P Shawn Tolleson Back 60-day DL (8/23)
08/18/16 P Lucas Harrell Groin 60-day DL (8/17)
08/15/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Forearm 15-day DL (8/15)
07/20/16 DH Prince Fielder Neck 15-day DL (7/19), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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