Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers 4/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Barria vs. Matt Moore
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Jaime Barria for the Angels and Matt Moore for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -105 and Texas at -105. The Angels have a 3-6-0 over/under record and a 2-7-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 4-8-0 against the run line and have a 5-6-1 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 5-6-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 4-8-0 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
04/09/18 2B Rougned Odor Hamstring left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Los Angeles Angels
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 8-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Barria is expected to make his season debut for Anaheim. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.63 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 50 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 78 base hits and 43 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 51 batters and struck out 105. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Angels hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.0 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 10 hits this season in 45 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .489 and an OPS+ of 134. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .362 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 47 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .404. The Angels have 110 hits, including 21 doubles and 18 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 26 times so far this season and they have struck out 79 times as a unit. They have left 70 men on base and have a team OPS of .788. They score 6.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 68 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 4-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 11.05, Matt Moore has a 0-2 record and a 2.18 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 7.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 14.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 47 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 111 base knocks and 52 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 43 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .378. He has 13 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 41 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 122. Elvis Andrus is hitting .362 this season and he has an OBP of .423. He has collected 17 hits in 47 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 171 and a slugging percentage of .553. The Rangers as a unit have 94 base hits, including 20 doubles and 10 homers. Texas has walked 37 times this year and they have struck out on 94 occasions. They have had 79 men left on base and have an OPS of .674. They have scored 3.42 runs per game and totaled 41 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -105
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