Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers 9/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 3, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Ariel Jurado
The Los Angeles Angels head to Globe Life Park on Monday, September 3, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Ariel Jurado for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -120 and Texas at +100. The Angels have a 63-69-4 over/under mark and a 58-78-0 run line record. The Rangers are 69-67-0 against the run line and have a 65-62-9 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-69-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 58-78-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 65-62-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 69-67-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/02/18 LF Justin Upton Concussion left last game, is doubtful Sunday vs Houston Astros
08/29/18 DH Albert Pujols Knee is out for season
08/15/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 60-day DL
08/13/18 P Tyler Skaggs Groin 10-day DL (08/12)
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
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 66-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.76 and a WHIP of 1.41 this year. He has 4 strikeouts over his 5.2 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 477 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 491 hitters and walked 210 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,127 base hits and 541 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 454 batters and struck out 1,159. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .458. He has 122 hits this season in 395 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .618 and an OPS+ of 193. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 138 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 462 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .426. The Angels have 1,132 hits, including 214 doubles and 176 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 427 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,069 times as a unit. They have left 900 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 613 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 59-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.69, Ariel Jurado has a 2-4 record and a 1.63 WHIP this season. He has 13 strikeouts over the 35 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 159 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,283 base knocks and 666 earned runs this season. They have given up 187 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 391 hitters and struck out 943 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .325. He has 106 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 403 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 98. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 135 hits in 487 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Rangers as a unit have 1,110 base hits, including 223 doubles and 160 homers. Texas has walked 490 times this year and they have struck out on 1,257 occasions. They have had 940 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 638 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels -120
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