San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels 4/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Andrew Heaney
The San Francisco Giants visit Angel Stadium on Friday, April 20, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Andrew Heaney for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +131 and Los Angeles at -141. The Giants have a 8-9-0 over/under record and a 10-7-0 run line mark. The Angels are 7-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 8-9-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 10-7-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 10-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 7-10-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/19/18 P Jeff Samardzija Pectoral 10-day DL (03/29); expected to be activated & start Friday vs LA Angels
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Will Smith Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/09/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (04/09)
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 7-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija is expected to make his season debut for San Francisco. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 65 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 132 base hits and 60 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 141. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.26.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .234, good for 19th in the league. The Giants hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 12 hits this season in 47 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 125. Joe Panik is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 58 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Giants have 136 hits, including 19 doubles and 15 home runs. San Francisco has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 162 times as a unit. They have left 119 men on base and have a team OPS of .644. They score 2.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 50 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 13-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Andrew Heaney has a 0-0 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He's allowing 12.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 0.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 78 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 145 base knocks and 72 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 79 hitters and struck out 166 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .278, good for 2nd in the league. The Angels hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 10.2 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .400. He has 20 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 70 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .586 with an OPS+ of 176. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 21 hits in 71 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .380. The Angels as a unit have 184 base hits, including 26 doubles and 26 homers. Los Angeles has walked 49 times this year and they have struck out on 127 occasions. They have had 130 men left on base and have an OPS of .786. They have scored 5.78 runs per game and totaled 104 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +131
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