Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers 4/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Martin Perez
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Martin Perez for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -131 and Texas at +121. The Angels have a 3-6-0 over/under record and a 2-7-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 4-7-0 against the run line and have a 4-6-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 2-7-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 4-6-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 4-7-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/09/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (04/09)
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/31/18 2B Ian Kinsler Ribs 10-day DL (03/31)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
03/26/18 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/01/18 CF Delino DeShields Hand 10-day DL (03/31)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
03/26/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Tony Barnette Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 7-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.64 and a WHIP of 0.91 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.51 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen and they've struck out 46 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 70 base hits and 40 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 45 batters and struck out 95. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.49.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .264, good for 4th in the league. The Angels hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .220 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 9 hits this season in 41 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 137. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .357 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 42 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .405. The Angels have 97 hits, including 20 doubles and 17 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 24 times so far this season and they have struck out 72 times as a unit. They have left 62 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 60 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 4-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.06, Martin Perez has a 1-0 record and a 1.88 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 5.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 16.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 45 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 98 base knocks and 45 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 41 hitters and struck out 100 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 14th in the league. The Rangers hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .375. He has 11 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 36 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 121. Elvis Andrus is hitting .372 this season and he has an OBP of .426. He has collected 16 hits in 43 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .512. The Rangers as a unit have 86 base hits, including 19 doubles and 9 homers. Texas has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out on 84 occasions. They have had 68 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 3.45 runs per game and totaled 38 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -131
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