Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers 9/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Mike Minor
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
Los Angeles opens at -109 while Texas opens at -101. The Angels have a 63-70-4 over/under record and a 58-79-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 70-67-0 against the run line and have a 66-62-9 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-70-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 58-79-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 66-62-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 70-67-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/02/18 LF Justin Upton Concussion is questionable Monday vs Texas Rangers
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 66-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.18 this year. He has 144 strikeouts over his 152 innings pitched and he's given up 141 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 482 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 493 hitters and walked 214 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,142 base hits and 548 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 461 batters and struck out 1,167. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Angels hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 139 hits this season in 471 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 109. Mike Trout is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .456. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 402 at bats. His OPS+ is 190 while his slugging percentage is at .609. The Angels have 1,143 hits, including 214 doubles and 177 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 435 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,095 times as a unit. They have left 916 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 618 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 60-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.33, Mike Minor has a 10-7 record and a 1.11 WHIP this season. He has 111 strikeouts over the 135 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 119 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 456 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 438 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.98. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,299 base knocks and 674 earned runs this season. They have given up 190 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 396 hitters and struck out 953 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 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Rangers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .384. He has 136 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 495 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 121. Nomar Mazara is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 110 hits in 412 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Rangers as a unit have 1,134 base hits, including 229 doubles and 170 homers. Texas has walked 495 times this year and they have struck out on 1,272 occasions. They have had 948 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 663 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -101
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