Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Meyer vs. Jharel Cotton
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alex Meyer for the Angels and Jharel Cotton for the Athletics.
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Los Angeles opens at +125 while Oakland opens at -135. The Angels have a 14-17-0 over/under record and a 16-15-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 15-16-0 against the run line and have a 17-14-0 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 17-14-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 15-16-0 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 16-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Meyer has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 9.39 and a WHIP of 2.22. He has 7 strikeouts over his 7.2 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 124 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 274 base hits and 142 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 96 batters and struck out 286. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 18th 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 223. Yunel Escobar is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 134 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .403. The Angels have 269 hits, including 45 doubles and 30 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 99 times so far this season and they have struck out 252 times as a unit. They have left 222 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 126 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 14-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.64, Jharel Cotton has a 3-3 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 33 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 34 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 95 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 249 base knocks and 132 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 103 hitters and struck out 234 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 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 22nd in the league. The Athletics hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .341. He has 27 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 108 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 153. Jed Lowrie is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 32 hits in 109 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .422. The Athletics as a unit have 242 base hits, including 53 doubles and 39 homers. Oakland has walked 100 times this year and they have struck out on 271 occasions. They have had 203 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 3.87 runs per game and totaled 120 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -135
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