Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Meyer vs. Zack Wheeler
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the New York Mets on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alex Meyer for the Angels and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
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Los Angeles opens at +121 while New York opens at -131. The Angels have a 20-22-0 over/under record and a 22-20-0 run line mark. The Mets are 14-25-0 against the run line and have a 25-8-6 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 20-22-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 22-20-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 25-8-6 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 14-25-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/18/17 DH Albert Pujols Hamstring left last game, "?" Friday vs. New York Mets
05/14/17 3B Yunel Escobar Hamstring 10-day DL (5/15)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Side 10-day DL (4/29)
04/23/17 P Cam Bedrosia Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (4/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 60-day DL (3/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (4/10)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (4/01)
04/15/17 P Vicente Campos Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/16/17 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Thumb 10-day DL (5/14)
05/12/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (5/11)
05/06/17 C Travis d'Arnaud Wrist 10-day DL (5/3)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Back 60-day DL (5/1)
04/28/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (4/27)
04/01/17 P Seth Lugo Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 LF Brandon Nimmo Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/30/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 22-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Meyer has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 5.59 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 21 strikeouts over his 19.1 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 154 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 348 base hits and 179 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 126 batters and struck out 376. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .241, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .341 with an on-base percentage of .451. He has 45 hits this season in 132 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .742 and an OPS+ of 226. Yunel Escobar is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 158 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Angels have 353 hits, including 61 doubles and 43 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 134 times so far this season and they have struck out 325 times as a unit. They have left 290 men on base and have a team OPS of .688. They score 4.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 16-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.76, Zack Wheeler has a 2-2 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 38.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 32 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 148 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.13. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 381 base knocks and 203 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 354 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 24th in the league. The Mets hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .339. He has 38 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 147 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 127. Michael Conforto is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 36 hits in 116 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 170 and a slugging percentage of .638. The Mets as a unit have 323 base hits, including 73 doubles and 54 homers. New York has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 295 occasions. They have had 257 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 195 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels +121
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