Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers 9/2/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs. A.J. Griffin
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Saturday, September 2, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Ricky Nolasco for the Angels and A.J. Griffin for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -110 and Texas at +100. The Angels have a 62-66-4 over/under record and a 72-60-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 74-59-0 against the run line and have a 59-70-4 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 62-66-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-60-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 59-70-4 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 74-59-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/01/17 2B Brandon Phillips Acquired "?" Friday vs. Texas Rangers
09/01/17 LF Justin Upton Acquired probable Friday vs. Texas Rangers
08/22/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (08/18)
08/22/17 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (08/20)
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (06/15)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
08/31/17 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring left last game, is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Los Angeles Angels
08/21/17 P Matt Bush Knee 10-day DL (08/21)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Abdominal 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 69-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has a 6-12 record with an earned run average of 5.09 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 124 strikeouts over his 150.1 innings pitched and he's given up 171 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 479 hitters and walked 133 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,129 base hits and 546 earned runs. They have allowed 185 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 391 batters and struck out 1,088. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .244, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 141 hits this season in 489 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 111. Mike Trout is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .459. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 309 at bats. His OPS+ is 200 while his slugging percentage is at .667. The Angels have 1,095 hits, including 200 doubles and 154 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 426 times so far this season and they have struck out 971 times as a unit. They have left 859 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 584 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 66-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.26, A.J. Griffin has a 6-5 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 63.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 60 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 385 batters and walked 182 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,160 base knocks and 578 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 455 hitters and struck out 918 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .344. He has 161 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 531 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 112. Nomar Mazara is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 117 hits in 457 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Rangers as a unit have 1,100 base hits, including 203 doubles and 204 homers. Texas has walked 451 times this year and they have struck out on 1,206 occasions. They have had 834 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 672 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -110
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