Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers 8/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Mike Minor
The Los Angeles Angels head to Globe Life Park on Saturday, August 18, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -132 and Texas at +122. The Angels have a 56-62-4 over/under mark and a 52-70-0 run line record. The Rangers are 64-59-0 against the run line and have a 59-55-9 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 56-62-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 52-70-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 59-55-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 64-59-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/15/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 60-day DL
08/13/18 P Tyler Skaggs Groin 10-day DL (08/12)
08/10/18 CF Mike Trout Wrist 10-day DL (08/06)
08/07/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (08/07)
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 60-day DL (07/11)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 60-day DL (06/27)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/15/18 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 Texas Rangers Injuries
08/16/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (08/16)
08/16/18 CF Delino DeShields Hand is "?" Friday vs Los Angeles Angels
07/28/18 RF Ryan Rua Back 10-day DL (07/28)
07/04/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 C Carlos Perez Ankle 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/18 P Matt Bush Elbow 60-day DL (06/14)
06/10/18 P Doug Fister Knee 60-day DL (06/09)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 62-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 3.88 and a WHIP of 1.14 this year. He has 128 strikeouts over his 134.2 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 457 hitters and walked 189 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,014 base hits and 485 earned runs. They have allowed 162 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 416 batters and struck out 1,072. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .248, good for 17th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 125 hits this season in 415 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 113. Justin Upton is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 447 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Angels have 1,039 hits, including 201 doubles and 166 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 397 times so far this season and they have struck out 957 times as a unit. They have left 831 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 564 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 54-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.61, Mike Minor has a 9-6 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 100 strikeouts over the 123 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 116 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 380 batters and walked 141 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,169 base knocks and 597 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 353 hitters and struck out 850 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Rangers hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .393. He has 124 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 445 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 127. Nomar Mazara is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 97 hits in 356 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Rangers as a unit have 1,020 base hits, including 209 doubles and 153 homers. Texas has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out on 1,168 occasions. They have had 859 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 594 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels -132
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