Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays 8/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Jake Faria
The Los Angeles Angels visit Tropicana Field on Thursday, August 2, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Jake Faria for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +130 and Tampa Bay at -140. The Angels have a 52-53-3 over/under record and a 48-60-0 run line mark. The Rays are 61-46-0 against the run line and have a 47-56-4 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-53-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 48-60-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 47-56-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 61-46-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 60-day DL (07/11)
07/05/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
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)
07/11/18 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 54-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 111 strikeouts over his 116.1 innings pitched and he's given up 100 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 392 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 401 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 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 904 base hits and 424 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 954. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .248, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .461. He has 115 hits this season in 369 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .629 and an OPS+ of 199. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 362 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .428. The Angels have 912 hits, including 175 doubles and 148 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 362 times so far this season and they have struck out 842 times as a unit. They have left 746 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 494 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 54-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.48, Jake Faria has a 3-3 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 47.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 452 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 459 batters and walked 191 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 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 842 base knocks and 418 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 351 hitters and struck out 910 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 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Rays hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. C.J. Cron comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .324. He has 93 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 366 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 126. Mallex Smith is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 87 hits in 302 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .401. The Rays as a unit have 934 base hits, including 172 doubles and 100 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 329 times this year and they have struck out on 927 occasions. They have had 746 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 450 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +130
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