Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers 9/3/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Martin Perez
The Los Angeles Angels head to Globe Life Park on Sunday, September 3, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Martin Perez 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 62-67-4 over/under mark and a 72-61-0 run line record. The Rangers are 75-59-0 against the run line and have a 60-70-4 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 62-67-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-61-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 60-70-4 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 75-59-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/22/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (08/18)
08/22/17 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-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
09/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (09/01)
08/21/17 P Matt Bush Knee 10-day DL (08/21)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 69-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 5.63 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 19 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 482 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,140 base hits and 554 earned runs. They have allowed 188 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 399 batters and struck out 1,092. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 143 hits this season in 493 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 112. Mike Trout is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .462. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 313 at bats. His OPS+ is 201 while his slugging percentage is at .665. The Angels have 1,109 hits, including 203 doubles and 154 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 432 times so far this season and they have struck out 978 times as a unit. They have left 872 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 593 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 67-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.89, Martin Perez has a 10-10 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 94 strikeouts over the 151 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 182 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 387 batters and walked 185 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 4.45. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,174 base knocks and 587 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 461 hitters and struck out 925 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .343. He has 162 hits this year along with 72 RBI in 536 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 112. Nomar Mazara is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 119 hits in 462 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Rangers as a unit have 1,111 base hits, including 206 doubles and 207 homers. Texas has walked 459 times this year and they have struck out on 1,210 occasions. They have had 844 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.09 runs per game and totaled 682 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels -105
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