Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: A.J. Griffin vs. Jesse Chavez
The Texas Rangers visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are A.J. Griffin for the Rangers and Jesse Chavez for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +130 and Los Angeles at -140. The Rangers have a 3-3-0 over/under record and a 3-3-0 run line mark. The Angels are 5-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 3-3-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 5-3-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
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 Andrew Cashner Bicep 10-day DL (4/1)
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)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/08/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 10-day DL (4/6)
04/03/17 3B Luis Valbuena Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 P Vicente Campos Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 2-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher A.J. Griffin has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 10.80 and a WHIP of 1.80. He has 4 strikeouts over his 3.1 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 11.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.43 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 19 hitters and walked 6 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 50 base hits and 30 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 46. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
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As a team Texas is hitting .215, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .417 with an on-base percentage of .462. He has 10 hits this season in 24 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .750 and an OPS+ of 237. Rougned Odor is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 22 at bats. His OPS+ is 207 while his slugging percentage is at .773. The Rangers have 42 hits, including 8 doubles and 11 home runs. Texas has walked 18 times so far this season and they have struck out 58 times as a unit. They have left 29 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 5.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 33 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 5-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.59, Jesse Chavez has a 1-0 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 4 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.96 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 29 batters and walked 4 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 49 base knocks and 27 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 17 hitters and struck out 56 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .291, good for 3rd in the league. The Angels hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .367. He has 7 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 25 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .680 with an OPS+ of 195. Yunel Escobar is hitting .414 this season and he has an OBP of .452. He has collected 12 hits in 29 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 198 and a slugging percentage of .586. The Angels as a unit have 69 base hits, including 9 doubles and 8 homers. Los Angeles has walked 21 times this year and they have struck out on 50 occasions. They have had 44 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 35 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels -140
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