Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Alex Cobb
The Los Angeles Angels visit Tropicana Field on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Alex Cobb for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +120 and Tampa Bay at -130. The Angels have a 22-22-1 over/under record and a 24-21-0 run line mark. The Rays are 26-20-0 against the run line and have a 28-18-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 22-22-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 24-21-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 28-18-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 26-20-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/21/17 DH Albert Pujols Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
05/21/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (4/10)
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 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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/18/17 SS Brad Miller Abdominal 10-day DL (5/16)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (4/18)
04/23/17 P Tommy Hunter Calf 10-day DL (4/23)
04/14/17 CF Mallex Smith Hamstring 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 60-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Heel 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (3/8)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 23-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.47 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 50 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 165 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 368 base hits and 190 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 137 batters and struck out 402. They have walked 3 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 4.23.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .350 with an on-base percentage of .466. He has 49 hits this season in 140 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .757 and an OPS+ of 234. 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 379 hits, including 65 doubles and 47 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 154 times so far this season and they have struck out 354 times as a unit. They have left 317 men on base and have a team OPS of .696. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 192 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 23-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.67, Alex Cobb has a 4-3 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 56.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 56 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 111 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 367 base knocks and 172 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 145 hitters and struck out 349 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Rays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Steven Souza comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .356. He has 37 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .419 with an OPS+ of 116. Corey Dickerson is hitting .347 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 59 hits in 170 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 182 and a slugging percentage of .635. The Rays as a unit have 392 base hits, including 69 doubles and 63 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 484 occasions. They have had 343 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 216 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -130
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