Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Wright vs. A.J. Griffin
The Los Angeles Angels head to Globe Life Park on Tuesday to take on the Texas Rangers. The probable pitchers are Daniel Wright for the Angels and A.J. Griffin for the Rangers. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +170 and Texas at -180. The over/under is 10.5. The Angels have a 64-79-6 over/under mark and a 72-77-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Rangers are 78-72-0 against the run line and have a 76-66-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Angels head into this game with a 65-84 record, and they are 30-44 on the road. Starting pitcher Daniel Wright has a 0-3 record with an ERA of 7.04 and a WHIP of 1.78. He has 11 strikeouts during his 23 innings pitched and he has given up 35 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 13.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.49. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have allowed 494 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the pen while they've been struck out 409 times and walked 175 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.74 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.37 hitters per nine. They are 5th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.71. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,371 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 465 batters and struck out 1,056. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .248, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .248 average on the road. The Angels have a .409 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .318 which is good for 21st in the league. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.46 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .318 and his on-base percentage is at .436. He has 162 hits this season along with 113 runs scored and 90 runs batted in. He's struck out 127 times and has walked 102 times. Yunel Escobar is hitting .307 and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 147 hits so far while scoring 61 runs and he's driven in 35. He has walked 37 times and has struck out 61 times. The Angels have 1,306 hits, including 242 doubles and 148 home runs. They've stolen 63 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Los Angeles has walked 424 times this season and they've struck out 909 times as a unit. They've left 955 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 650 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this game with a 48-24 home mark and a 88-62 overall record. With an ERA of 4.78, A.J. Griffin has a 7-4 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 102 strikeouts over the 113 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 106 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.55. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 395 times and walking 173 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.23 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,343 base knocks and 663 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 193 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 499 hitters and struck out 1,072. They give up a walk 3.4 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 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .281 average at home. The Rangers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 8.98 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .295 and he has an OBP of .353. He has 162 hits this year along with 83 runs scored and 98 RBI. He's struck out 63 times and has walked on 46 occasions. Ian Desmond is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 168 hits so far while he's scored 104 runs and drove in 83. He has earned a walk 43 times and has punched out 152 times. The Rangers as a unit have 1,347 base hits, including 236 doubles and 200 homers. They have 88 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. Texas as a team has walked 409 times this year and they have struck out 1,133 times. They've had 960 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They score 4.79 runs per game and have totaled 719 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 64-79-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-77-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 76-66-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 78-72-0 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
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers
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