Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 9/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Parker Bridwell
The Texas Rangers visit Angel Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Parker Bridwell for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +136 and Los Angeles at -146. The Rangers have a 67-73-6 over/under record and a 80-66-0 run line mark. 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 67-73-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 80-66-0 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
09/14/17 CF Carlos Gomez Ankle "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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 72-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 84 strikeouts over his 126.2 innings pitched and he's given up 107 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 423 hitters and walked 211 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,303 base hits and 664 earned runs. They have allowed 192 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 509 batters and struck out 1,006. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Texas is hitting .247, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 129 hits this season in 498 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .440 and an OPS+ of 99. Elvis Andrus is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 176 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 582 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .491. The Rangers have 1,213 hits, including 238 doubles and 222 home runs. Texas has walked 509 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,328 times as a unit. They have left 924 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 5.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 749 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 74-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.94, Parker Bridwell has a 7-2 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 96 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 99 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 527 batters and walked 154 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 4.19. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,243 base knocks and 606 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 432 hitters and struck out 1,182 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 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 27th in the league. The Angels hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .455. He has 111 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 350 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .640 with an OPS+ of 193. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 150 hits in 537 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Angels as a unit have 1,203 base hits, including 226 doubles and 165 homers. Los Angeles has walked 469 times this year and they have struck out on 1,066 occasions. They have had 947 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 646 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +136
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