Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 9/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Garrett Richards
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Miguel Gonzalez for the Rangers and Garrett Richards for the Angels.
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Texas opens at +176 while Los Angeles opens at -187. The Rangers have a 68-73-6 over/under record and a 81-66-0 run line mark. The Angels are 75-72-0 against the run line and have a 72-71-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 68-73-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 81-66-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-71-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 75-72-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
09/15/17 CF Carlos Gomez Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles Angels
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Arm "?" for 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 72-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 4.86 and a WHIP of 1.48. He has 88 strikeouts over his 139 innings pitched and he's given up 156 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 484 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 427 hitters and walked 213 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,312 base hits and 671 earned runs. They have allowed 193 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 512 batters and struck out 1,012. 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 4.85.
As a team Texas is hitting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 129 hits this season in 501 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 98. Elvis Andrus is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 176 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 585 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Rangers have 1,221 hits, including 239 doubles and 223 home runs. Texas has walked 510 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,338 times as a unit. They have left 926 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 755 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 75-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.38, Garrett Richards has a 0-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 11 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 458 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 536 batters and walked 155 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 1,251 base knocks and 612 earned runs this season. They have given up 204 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 433 hitters and struck out 1,192 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 4.44.
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 .316 with an OBP of .453. He has 112 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 354 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .636 with an OPS+ of 191. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 152 hits in 541 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Angels as a unit have 1,212 base hits, including 229 doubles and 166 homers. Los Angeles has walked 472 times this year and they have struck out on 1,072 occasions. They have had 951 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 653 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -187
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