Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jered Weaver vs. Derek Holland
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Wednesday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Jered Weaver for the Angels and Derek Holland for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +165 and Texas at -175. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Angels have a 64-80-6 over/under record and a 72-78-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Rangers are 78-73-0 against the run line and have a 76-67-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 65-85 record, including 30-45 on the road. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver has a 11-12 record with an earned run average of 5.17 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 94 strikeouts over his 167 innings pitched and he has given up 202 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.75. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 500 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen while being struck out 412 times and walking 178 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.37 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,383 base hits and 645 earned runs. They have allowed 200 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 469 batters and struck out 1,062. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .248, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Angels hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.45 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .318 and his on-base percentage is at .435. He has 163 hits this season along with 113 runs scored and 91 runs batted in. He's struck out 127 times and has walked 102 times. Yunel Escobar is hitting .306 and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 148 hits so far while scoring 62 runs and he's driven in 35. He has walked 37 times and has struck out 61 times. The Angels have 1,311 hits, including 244 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 911 times as a unit. They've left 960 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 652 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 49-24 home record and a 89-62 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.93, Derek Holland has a 7-8 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 100.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 109 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.72. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 491 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 395 times and walking 173 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.03 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.19 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,348 base knocks and 665 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 1,074. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th 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 .324 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .297 and he has an OBP of .356. He has 164 hits this year along with 83 runs scored and 98 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 47 occasions. Ian Desmond is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 171 hits so far while he's scored 104 runs and drove in 84. He has earned a walk 43 times and has punched out 152 times. The Rangers as a unit have 1,359 base hits, including 237 doubles and 202 homers. They have 89 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 34 times. Texas as a team has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out 1,139 times. They've had 971 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They score 4.78 runs per game and have totaled 722 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 64-80-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-78-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 76-67-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 78-73-0 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 Angels
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