Friday, July 7, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs. Cole Hamels
The Los Angeles Angels head to Globe Life Park on Friday, July 7, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Ricky Nolasco for the Angels and Cole Hamels for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at +148 and Texas at -158. The Angels have a 41-43-2 over/under mark and a 50-36-0 run line record. The Rangers are 49-36-0 against the run line and have a 40-44-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 41-43-2 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 50-36-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 40-44-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 49-36-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
07/05/17 P Huston Street Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (06/15)
05/29/17 CF Mike Trout Thumb 10-day DL (05/29)
05/21/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (04/10)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Oblique 60-day DL (04/29)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/06/17 3B Joey Gallo Hamstring left last game, "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Angels
07/06/17 2B Rougned Odor Hand injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Angels
06/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 60-day DL (05/27)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 44-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has a 4-9 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 83 strikeouts over his 99.2 innings pitched and he's given up 106 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 314 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 743 base hits and 366 earned runs. They have allowed 125 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 261 batters and struck out 738. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 23rd in the league. The Angels hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 94 hits this season in 329 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 108. Yunel Escobar is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 268 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .414. The Angels have 729 hits, including 130 doubles and 92 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 276 times so far this season and they have struck out 667 times as a unit. They have left 573 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 372 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 41-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.12, Cole Hamels has a 3-0 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 43.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 35 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 289 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 256 batters and walked 118 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 759 base knocks and 370 earned runs this season. They have given up 114 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 291 hitters and struck out 600 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .347. He has 100 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 332 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 113. Nomar Mazara is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 73 hits in 287 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Rangers as a unit have 685 base hits, including 129 doubles and 130 homers. Texas has walked 280 times this year and they have struck out on 800 occasions. They have had 507 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 429 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -158
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