Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 8/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Troy Scribner
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Martin Perez for the Rangers and Troy Scribner for the Angels.
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Texas opens at +117 while Los Angeles opens at -129. The Rangers have a 55-67-3 over/under record and a 70-55-0 run line mark. The Angels are 70-54-0 against the run line and have a 59-61-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 55-67-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 70-55-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 59-61-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 70-54-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
08/22/17 3B Joey Gallo Concussion 7-day DL (08/22)
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
08/22/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (08/18)
08/22/17 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (08/20)
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 62-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Martin Perez has a 8-10 record with an earned run average of 5.26 and a WHIP of 1.57. He has 87 strikeouts over his 137 innings pitched and he's given up 167 hits. He allows 11 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 375 hitters and walked 170 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 1,096 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 432 batters and struck out 875. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Texas is hitting .246, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th 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 111 hits this season in 426 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 101. Elvis Andrus is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 496 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Rangers have 1,028 hits, including 187 doubles and 195 home runs. Texas has walked 427 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,135 times as a unit. They have left 777 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 634 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 65-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.46, Troy Scribner has a 2-0 record and a 0.92 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 4.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 440 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 4.1. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,064 base knocks and 511 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 369 hitters and struck out 1,013 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 4.39.
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 .315, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .457. He has 97 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 291 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .677 with an OPS+ of 203. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 134 hits in 461 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .447. The Angels as a unit have 1,030 base hits, including 188 doubles and 143 homers. Los Angeles has walked 401 times this year and they have struck out on 913 occasions. They have had 811 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 545 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -129
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