Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays 7/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Ryne Stanek
The Los Angeles Angels visit Tropicana Field on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Ryne Stanek for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -125 and Tampa Bay at +115. The Angels have a 52-51-3 over/under record and a 48-58-0 run line mark. The Rays are 60-46-0 against the run line and have a 46-56-4 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-51-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 48-58-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 46-56-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 60-46-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 10-day DL (07/11)
07/05/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/29/18 SS Zack Cozart Shoulder 60-day DL (06/29)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 60-day DL (06/27)
06/08/18 3B Kaleb Cowart Ankle 10-day DL (06/07)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/21/18 C Rene Rivera Knee 60-day DL (05/17)
05/15/18 P Sean Isaac Elbow 10-day DL (05/14)
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/24/18 P Blake Snell Shoulder 10-day DL (07/20)
07/19/18 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 10-day DL (07/15)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/08/18 P Chaz Roe Knee 10-day DL (07/08)
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
05/23/18 P Jake Faria Side 60-day DL (05/23)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 54-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 8-6 record with an earned run average of 2.62 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 115 strikeouts over his 110 innings pitched and he's given up 100 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 386 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 397 hitters and walked 168 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 890 base hits and 414 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 368 batters and struck out 947. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 110 hits this season in 362 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .428 and an OPS+ of 117. Mike Trout is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .462. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 364 at bats. His OPS+ is 197 while his slugging percentage is at .621. The Angels have 900 hits, including 173 doubles and 146 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 358 times so far this season and they have struck out 833 times as a unit. They have left 736 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 488 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 53-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.43, Ryne Stanek has a 1-3 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 40.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 451 batters and walked 188 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 830 base knocks and 412 earned runs this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 347 hitters and struck out 901 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .347. He has 84 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 298 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .393 with an OPS+ of 109. C.J. Cron is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 92 hits in 362 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .489. The Rays as a unit have 920 base hits, including 170 doubles and 99 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 326 times this year and they have struck out on 920 occasions. They have had 741 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.15 runs per game and totaled 440 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +115
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