Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels 5/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman vs. Garrett Richards
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Tillman for the Orioles and Garrett Richards for the Angels.
Baltimore opens at +110 while Los Angeles opens at -120. The Orioles have a 13-16-0 over/under record and a 11-18-0 run line mark. The Angels are 9-20-0 against the run line and have a 16-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 13-16-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 11-18-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 16-13-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-20-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/18 SS Tim Beckham Groin 10-day DL (04/24)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 2B Jonathan Schoop Side 10-day DL (04/14)
04/07/18 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (04/07)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/01/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 10-day DL (04/29)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/09/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (04/09)
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 8-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 7.03 and a WHIP of 1.81 this year. He has 13 strikeouts over his 24.1 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He's allowed 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 103 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 286 base hits and 140 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 100 batters and struck out 235. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .221, good for 29th in the league. The Orioles hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .240 with an on-base percentage of .248. He has 29 hits this season in 121 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 78. Manny Machado is hitting .366 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .450. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 112 at bats. His OPS+ is 212 while his slugging percentage is at .688. The Orioles have 219 hits, including 50 doubles and 32 home runs. Baltimore has walked 89 times so far this season and they have struck out 280 times as a unit. They have left 195 men on base and have a team OPS of .664. They score 3.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 100 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 17-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.88, Garrett Richards has a 3-1 record and a 1.52 WHIP this season. He has 37 strikeouts over the 27.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 125 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 243 base knocks and 120 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 116 hitters and struck out 274 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 12th in the league. The Angels hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .423. He has 30 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 104 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .625 with an OPS+ of 188. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 30 hits in 97 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Angels as a unit have 250 base hits, including 39 doubles and 39 homers. Los Angeles has walked 81 times this year and they have struck out on 219 occasions. They have had 194 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 133 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -120
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