Friday, April 28, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Nick Martinez
The Los Angeles Angels head to Globe Life Park on Friday, April 28, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Nick Martinez for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -105 and Texas at -105. The Angels have a 8-14-0 over/under mark and a 10-12-0 run line record. The Rangers are 13-9-0 against the run line and have a 9-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-14-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 10-12-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 9-13-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 13-9-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/23/17 P Cam Bedrosia Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (04/10)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 3B Luis Valbuena Hamstring 10-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
04/15/17 P Vicente Campos Forearm 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/22/17 P A.J. Griffin Ankle 10-day DL (4/18)
04/17/17 P Sam Dyson Hand 10-day DL (04/16)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Tyson Ross Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Calf 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL
04/01/17 P Tanner Schepper Abdominal 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 C Brett Nicholas Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (2/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 11-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.44 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 23 strikeouts over his 24.1 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 82 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 187 base hits and 94 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 197. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .238, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .337 with an on-base percentage of .408. He has 29 hits this season in 86 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .674 and an OPS+ of 206. Yunel Escobar is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .292. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 89 at bats. His OPS+ is 72 while his slugging percentage is at .303. The Angels have 185 hits, including 30 doubles and 18 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 66 times so far this season and they have struck out 180 times as a unit. They have left 155 men on base and have a team OPS of .658. They score 3.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 83 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 10-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.29, Nick Martinez has a 0-0 record and a 0.71 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 7 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 4 hits. He allows 5.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 63 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 176 base knocks and 82 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 77 hitters and struck out 155 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .297. He has 21 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 85 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 97. Rougned Odor is hitting .200 this season and he has an OBP of .253. He has collected 17 hits in 85 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 68 and a slugging percentage of .365. The Rangers as a unit have 159 base hits, including 25 doubles and 31 homers. Texas has walked 72 times this year and they have struck out on 175 occasions. They have had 122 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 103 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -105
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