Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Meyer vs. Matt Andriese
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alex Meyer for the Angels and Matt Andriese for the Rays.
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Los Angeles opens at +133 while Tampa Bay opens at -143. The Angels have a 22-23-1 over/under record and a 24-22-0 run line mark. The Rays are 26-22-0 against the run line and have a 28-20-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 22-23-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 24-22-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 28-20-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 26-22-0 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 25-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Meyer has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.79 and a WHIP of 1.63. He has 28 strikeouts over his 23.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 175 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 378 base hits and 192 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 422. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .242, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .342 with an on-base percentage of .465. He has 50 hits this season in 146 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .753 and an OPS+ of 233. 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 393 hits, including 68 doubles and 50 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 166 times so far this season and they have struck out 370 times as a unit. They have left 331 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 199 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 23-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Matt Andriese has a 4-1 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 50.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 47 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 114 batters and walked 60 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 3.76. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 381 base knocks and 179 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 157 hitters and struck out 365 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Rays hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Steven Souza comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .360. He has 37 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 150 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 117. Corey Dickerson is hitting .337 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 60 hits in 178 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .629. The Rays as a unit have 402 base hits, including 70 doubles and 65 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 188 times this year and they have struck out on 504 occasions. They have had 354 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.54 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 Rays -143
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