Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers 8/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Barria vs. Bartolo Colon
The Los Angeles Angels head to Globe Life Park on Sunday, August 19, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Jaime Barria for the Angels and Bartolo Colon for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -116 and Texas at +106. The Angels have a 57-62-4 over/under mark and a 53-70-0 run line record. The Rangers are 65-59-0 against the run line and have a 59-56-9 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 57-62-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 53-70-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 59-56-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 65-59-0 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
08/17/18 CF Delino DeShields Finger 10-day DL (08/17)
08/16/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (08/16)
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 62-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Barria has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 3.50 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 71 strikeouts over his 92.2 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 434 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 460 hitters and walked 190 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 4. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,024 base hits and 491 earned runs. They have allowed 162 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 1,078. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .248, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th 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 126 hits this season in 419 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 114. Justin Upton is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 449 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Angels have 1,046 hits, including 202 doubles and 167 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 400 times so far this season and they have struck out 968 times as a unit. They have left 837 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 568 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 55-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.19, Bartolo Colon has a 7-10 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 75 strikeouts over the 135.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 148 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 385 batters and walked 143 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 1,177 base knocks and 602 earned runs this season. They have given up 170 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 356 hitters and struck out 861 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 .245, 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 .281 with an OBP of .394. He has 126 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 449 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .477 with an OPS+ of 128. Nomar Mazara is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 98 hits in 360 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Rangers as a unit have 1,030 base hits, including 210 doubles and 153 homers. Texas has walked 450 times this year and they have struck out on 1,174 occasions. They have had 863 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 600 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels -116
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