Los Angeles Angels at Colorado Rockies 5/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Jon Gray
The Los Angeles Angels visit Coors Field on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Jon Gray for the Rockies.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +132 and Colorado at -142. The Angels have a 17-16-1 over/under record and a 12-22-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 20-15-0 against the run line and have a 14-19-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 17-16-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 12-22-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 14-19-2 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 20-15-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
05/03/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (05/02)
05/01/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 10-day DL (04/29)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/30/18 2B DJ LeMahieu Hamstring 10-day DL (04/28)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 21-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.31 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 140 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 287 base hits and 140 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 134 batters and struck out 314. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Angels hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .350 with an on-base percentage of .405. He has 42 hits this season in 120 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .517 and an OPS+ of 155. Mike Trout is hitting .336 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .458. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 125 at bats. His OPS+ is 222 while his slugging percentage is at .720. The Angels have 314 hits, including 57 doubles and 48 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 104 times so far this season and they have struck out 264 times as a unit. They have left 235 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 5.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 176 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 20-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.99, Jon Gray has a 3-4 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 39.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 125 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 272 base knocks and 144 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 119 hitters and struck out 303 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 26th in the league. The Rockies hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .409. He has 34 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 108 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .611 with an OPS+ of 162. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 33 hits in 114 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .605. The Rockies as a unit have 263 base hits, including 45 doubles and 46 homers. Colorado has walked 121 times this year and they have struck out on 319 occasions. They have had 220 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 4.06 runs per game and totaled 142 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -142
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