Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers 9/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Barria vs. Drew Hutchison
The Los Angeles Angels head to Globe Life Park on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Jaime Barria for the Angels and Drew Hutchison for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -164 and Texas at +154. The Angels have a 63-71-4 over/under mark and a 58-80-0 run line record. The Rangers are 70-68-0 against the run line and have a 66-63-9 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-71-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 58-80-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 66-63-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 70-68-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
09/03/18 LF Justin Upton Concussion is questionable Tuesday 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)
05/15/18 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 67-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Barria has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 81 strikeouts over his 106.2 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 486 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 498 hitters and walked 216 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 4.03. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,148 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 464 batters and struck out 1,175. 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 4.38.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Angels hold a .413 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. Mike Trout is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .458. He has 124 hits this season in 404 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .609 and an OPS+ of 191. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 475 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Angels have 1,150 hits, including 215 doubles and 178 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 438 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,102 times as a unit. They have left 923 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 621 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 60-78 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Drew Hutchison has a 2-2 record and a 1.78 WHIP this season. He has 31 strikeouts over the 42.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 50 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 461 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 442 batters and walked 164 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 4.97. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,306 base knocks and 677 earned runs this season. They have given up 191 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 399 hitters and struck out 960 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 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Rangers hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .327. He has 110 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 415 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .460 with an OPS+ of 103. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 137 hits in 498 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Rangers as a unit have 1,140 base hits, including 230 doubles and 170 homers. Texas has walked 498 times this year and they have struck out on 1,280 occasions. They have had 955 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 664 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels -164
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