Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 8/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Andrew Heaney
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Cashner for the Rangers and Andrew Heaney for the Angels.
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Texas opens at +128 while Los Angeles opens at -138. The Rangers have a 54-67-3 over/under record and a 70-54-0 run line mark. The Angels are 69-54-0 against the run line and have a 58-61-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 54-67-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 70-54-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 58-61-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 69-54-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
08/21/17 3B Joey Gallo Nose "?" Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
08/21/17 P Matt Bush Knee 10-day DL (08/21)
08/19/17 CF Carlos Gomez Illness 10-day DL (08/16)
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 is downgraded to not expected to make next schedued start
08/19/17 P Ricky Nolasco Cramps left last game, is upgraded to expected to make next scheduled start
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 62-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 7-9 record with an earned run average of 3.31 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 61 strikeouts over his 119.2 innings pitched and he's given up 113 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 390 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 373 hitters and walked 169 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.8 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 4.43. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,080 base hits and 542 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 427 batters and struck out 869. 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 4.79.
As a team Texas is hitting .245, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 110 hits this season in 422 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .436 and an OPS+ of 101. Elvis Andrus is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 493 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Rangers have 1,019 hits, including 186 doubles and 195 home runs. Texas has walked 424 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,125 times as a unit. They have left 767 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 633 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 64-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.00, Andrew Heaney has a 0-0 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 12.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 11.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 370 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 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 4.13. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,055 base knocks and 510 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 366 hitters and struck out 1,003 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 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 27th in the league. The Angels hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .332 with an OBP of .457. He has 95 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 286 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .682 with an OPS+ of 204. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 134 hits in 457 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .451. The Angels as a unit have 1,014 base hits, including 184 doubles and 141 homers. Los Angeles has walked 396 times this year and they have struck out on 907 occasions. They have had 798 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 535 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +128
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