Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 9/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Martinez vs. Andrew Heaney
The Texas Rangers head to Angel Stadium on Friday, September 15, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The expected starting pitchers are Nick Martinez for the Rangers and Andrew Heaney for the Angels.
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The odds for this matchup have Texas at +173 and Los Angeles at -183. The Rangers have a 66-73-6 over/under mark and a 80-65-0 run line record. The Angels are 74-72-0 against the run line and have a 72-70-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 66-73-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 80-65-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-70-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 74-72-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
09/13/17 CF Carlos Gomez Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Seattle Mariners
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/13/17 P Andrew Heaney Arm is downgraded to expected to miss next scheduled start
09/09/17 3B Jefry Marte Foot 10-day DL (09/05)
08/22/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (08/18)
08/22/17 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (08/20)
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (07/03)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (06/15)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 72-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Martinez has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 57 strikeouts over his 95 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 420 hitters and walked 207 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,281 base hits and 646 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 494 batters and struck out 993. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Texas is hitting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 129 hits this season in 495 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 100. Elvis Andrus is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 175 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 575 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Rangers have 1,202 hits, including 233 doubles and 221 home runs. Texas has walked 506 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,309 times as a unit. They have left 914 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 744 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 74-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.06, Andrew Heaney has a 1-2 record and a 1.66 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 27 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 9.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 526 batters and walked 153 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,228 base knocks and 600 earned runs this season. They have given up 203 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 429 hitters and struck out 1,174 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 27th in the league. The Angels hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .459. He has 109 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 342 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .646 with an OPS+ of 195. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 148 hits in 530 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Angels as a unit have 1,185 base hits, including 218 doubles and 161 homers. Los Angeles has walked 464 times this year and they have struck out on 1,050 occasions. They have had 935 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 635 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels -183
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