Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 8/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Tyler Skaggs
The Texas Rangers head to Angel Stadium on Monday, August 21, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The expected starting pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Tyler Skaggs for the Angels.
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The odds for this matchup have Texas at +171 and Los Angeles at -181. The Rangers have a 54-65-3 over/under mark and a 69-53-0 run line record. The Angels are 69-52-0 against the run line and have a 57-60-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 54-65-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 69-53-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 57-60-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 69-52-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
08/19/17 CF Carlos Gomez Illness 10-day DL (08/16)
08/12/17 P Cole Hamels Knee left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Abdominal 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/20/17 P JC Ramirez Forearm left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
08/19/17 P Ricky Nolasco Cramps left last game, is upgraded to expected to make next scheduled start
08/19/17 LF Cameron Maybin Knee "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore Orioles
08/18/17 P Tyler Skaggs Personal out indefinitely
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (07/03)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (06/15)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 61-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 8-1 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 62 strikeouts over his 98.1 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 385 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 367 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,066 base hits and 536 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 857. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.82.
As a team Texas is hitting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 109 hits this season in 415 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 103. Elvis Andrus is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 144 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 486 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Rangers have 1,006 hits, including 185 doubles and 193 home runs. Texas has walked 416 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,108 times as a unit. They have left 752 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 5.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 626 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 63-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.63, Tyler Skaggs has a 1-3 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 46 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 424 batters and walked 123 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,039 base knocks and 504 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 363 hitters and struck out 984 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 27th in the league. The Angels hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .339 with an OBP of .464. He has 94 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 277 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .700 with an OPS+ of 211. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 132 hits in 451 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .446. The Angels as a unit have 1,003 base hits, including 184 doubles and 139 homers. Los Angeles has walked 381 times this year and they have struck out on 896 occasions. They have had 781 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 527 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +171
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