Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Lohse vs. Tim Lincecum
The Texas Rangers head to Angel Stadium on Tuesday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Kyle Lohse for the Rangers and Tim Lincecum for the Angels. The opening line for this game has Texas at +110 and Los Angeles at -120. The over/under is 9. The Rangers have a 48-40-5 over/under mark and a 54-39-0 run line record, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Angels are 44-50-0 against the run line and have a 38-53-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this game with a 55-38 record, and they are 26-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Kyle Lohse has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 10.80 and a WHIP of 2.20. He has 3 strikeouts during his 5 innings pitched and he has given up 9 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 16.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.36. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have allowed 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the pen while they've been struck out 233 times and walked 114 times this year. As a unit, Texas has given up 9.13 base hits per nine innings while striking out 6.63 hitters per nine. They are 18th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.38. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 843 base hits and 404 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 318 batters and struck out 612. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team, Texas is hitting .264, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .248 average on the road. The Rangers have a .424 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .321 which is good for 18th in the league. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.99 hits per contest. Ian Desmond comes into this game hitting .315 and his on-base percentage is at .369. He has 114 hits this season along with 66 runs scored and 56 runs batted in. He's struck out 96 times and has walked 29 times. Nomar Mazara is hitting .277 and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 87 hits so far while scoring 36 runs and he's driven in 36. He has walked 24 times and has struck out 58 times. The Rangers have 836 hits, including 144 doubles and 112 home runs. They've stolen 54 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 21 times. Texas has walked 245 times this season and they've struck out 692 times as a unit. They've left 580 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 448 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 19-26 home mark and a 40-52 overall record. With an ERA of 6.85, Tim Lincecum has a 1-3 record and a 2.07 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 23.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 38 hits. He has allowed 14.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.23. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 235 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.52 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 847 base knocks and 395 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 117 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 288 hitters and struck out 660. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .238 average at home. The Angels hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.23 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .316 and he has an OBP of .421. He has 105 hits this year along with 70 runs scored and 59 RBI. He's struck out 73 times and has walked on 60 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .283 and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 98 hits so far while he's scored 56 runs and drove in 48. He has earned a walk 39 times and has punched out 68 times. The Angels as a unit have 830 base hits, including 167 doubles and 86 homers. They have 35 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 273 times this year and they have struck out 538 times. They've had 607 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They score 4.55 runs per game and have totaled 419 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 48-40-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 54-39-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 38-53-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 44-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/17/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Back "?" Monday vs. Los Angeles Angels
07/15/16 P Jake Diekman Finger 15-day DL (7/6)
07/07/16 C Bryan Holaday Thumb 60-day DL (7/5)
06/26/16 P Colby Lewis Back 60-day DL (6/22)
06/22/16 P Derek Holland Shoulder 60-day DL (6/21)
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
05/24/16 CF Drew Stubbs Toe 60-day DL (5/23)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Angels
07/09/16 1B C.J. Cron Hand 15-day DL (7/8)
07/06/16 LF Shane Robinson Ankle 15-day DL (7/6)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 60-day DL (6/14)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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