Los Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles 8/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Jeremy Hellickson
The Los Angeles Angels head to Oriole Park on Friday, August 18, 2017 to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The expected starting pitchers are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Jeremy Hellickson for the Orioles.
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The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at +123 and Baltimore at -133. The Angels have a 56-59-4 over/under mark and a 67-52-0 run line record. The Orioles are 60-61-0 against the run line and have a 61-57-3 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 56-59-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 67-52-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 61-57-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 60-61-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/16/17 P Ricky Nolasco Undisclosed left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (07/03)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (06/15)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/05/17 2B Ryan Flaherty Shoulder 60-day DL (05/19)
06/19/17 SS J.J. Hardy Wrist 60-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 62-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney is expected to make his season debut for LA. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,021 base hits and 494 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 359 batters and struck out 971. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .243, good for 27th in the league. The Angels hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 131 hits this season in 443 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .449 and an OPS+ of 116. Mike Trout is hitting .340 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .466. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 268 at bats. His OPS+ is 207 while his slugging percentage is at .679. The Angels have 985 hits, including 181 doubles and 130 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 374 times so far this season and they have struck out 883 times as a unit. They have left 770 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 515 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 59-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.70, Jeremy Hellickson has a 7-7 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 81 strikeouts over the 130.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 127 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 422 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 372 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,146 base knocks and 583 earned runs this season. They have given up 175 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 419 hitters and struck out 925 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.83.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 5th in the league. The Orioles hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .352. He has 137 hits this year along with 86 RBI in 454 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 136. Adam Jones is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 128 hits in 466 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Orioles as a unit have 1,109 base hits, including 213 doubles and 175 homers. Baltimore has walked 303 times this year and they have struck out on 1,020 occasions. They have had 783 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 575 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels +123
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