Monday, May 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs. Kendall Graveman
The Los Angeles Angels head to O.co Coliseum on Monday, May 8, 2017 to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Ricky Nolasco for the Angels and Kendall Graveman for the Athletics.
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The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at +109 and Oakland at -119. The Angels have a 14-17-0 over/under mark and a 16-15-0 run line record. The Athletics are 14-16-0 against the run line and have a 16-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 14-17-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 16-15-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 16-14-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 14-16-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/07/17 CF Mike Trout Hamstring is expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Oakland Athletics
05/05/17 P Ricky Nolasco Calf probable next start
05/01/17 1B C.J. Cron Foot 10-day DL (4/29)
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 Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/04/17 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
05/04/17 C Josh Phegley Concussion 7-day DL (5/4)
04/30/17 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (4/27)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (4/15)
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 16-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.68 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 27 strikeouts over his 32.2 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 122 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 268 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 93 batters and struck out 280. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .241, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .355 with an on-base percentage of .446. He has 39 hits this season in 110 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .700 and an OPS+ of 222. Yunel Escobar is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 130 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .354. The Angels have 263 hits, including 44 doubles and 28 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 95 times so far this season and they have struck out 244 times as a unit. They have left 216 men on base and have a team OPS of .671. They score 3.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 123 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 13-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Kendall Graveman has a 2-2 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 27.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 24 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 91 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 241 base knocks and 129 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 100 hitters and struck out 228 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .243 with an OBP of .339. He has 25 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 103 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 155. Jed Lowrie is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 31 hits in 104 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .423. The Athletics as a unit have 230 base hits, including 49 doubles and 37 homers. Oakland has walked 97 times this year and they have struck out on 265 occasions. They have had 196 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 3.73 runs per game and totaled 112 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +109
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