Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Ricky Nolasco
The Texas Rangers head to Angel Stadium on Thursday, April 13, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The expected starting pitchers are Yu Darvish for the Rangers and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at -115 and Los Angeles at +105. The Rangers have a 4-3-0 over/under mark and a 4-3-0 run line record. 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 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 4-3-0 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 2-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 9 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.71 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .296 against the bullpen and they've struck out 20 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 62 base hits and 36 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 29 batters and struck out 52. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.93.
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As a team Texas is hitting .222, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .414 with an on-base percentage of .452. He has 12 hits this season in 29 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .690 and an OPS+ of 218. Rougned Odor is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 26 at bats. His OPS+ is 168 while his slugging percentage is at .654. The Rangers have 52 hits, including 9 doubles and 13 home runs. Texas has walked 20 times so far this season and they have struck out 67 times as a unit. They have left 36 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 5.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 38 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 6-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Ricky Nolasco has a 0-1 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 11 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.45 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .174 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 33 batters and walked 4 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 59 base knocks and 32 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 65 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.10 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .293, good for 2nd in the league. The Angels hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .359, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 10.1 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .371. He has 9 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 30 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .700 with an OPS+ of 203. Yunel Escobar is hitting .455 this season and he has an OBP of .500. He has collected 15 hits in 33 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 228 and a slugging percentage of .636. The Angels as a unit have 81 base hits, including 13 doubles and 10 homers. Los Angeles has walked 26 times this year and they have struck out on 56 occasions. They have had 55 men left on base and have an OPS of .816. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 41 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -115
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