Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs. Erasmo Ramirez
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ricky Nolasco for the Angels and Erasmo Ramirez for the Rays.
Los Angeles opens at +121 while Tampa Bay opens at -131. The Angels have a 22-22-1 over/under record and a 24-21-0 run line mark. The Rays are 26-21-0 against the run line and have a 28-19-0 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 28-19-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 26-21-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
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 24-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.01 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 45 strikeouts over his 51.2 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 170 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 375 base hits and 192 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 140 batters and struck out 412. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .241, good for 22nd in the league. The Angels hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .343 with an on-base percentage of .464. He has 49 hits this season in 143 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .741 and an OPS+ of 230. 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 384 hits, including 66 doubles and 48 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 162 times so far this season and they have struck out 364 times as a unit. They have left 325 men on base and have a team OPS of .696. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 195 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 23-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Erasmo Ramirez has a 2-0 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 30 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 22 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 113 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 372 base knocks and 175 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 153 hitters and struck out 359 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 16th in the league. The Rays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th 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 .360. 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 117. Corey Dickerson is hitting .345 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 60 hits in 174 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 183 and a slugging percentage of .644. The Rays as a unit have 399 base hits, including 69 doubles and 65 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 494 occasions. They have had 349 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 218 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels +121
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