San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels 4/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Garrett Richards
The San Francisco Giants visit Angel Stadium on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the Giants and Garrett Richards for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +178 and Los Angeles at -190. The Giants have a 8-10-0 over/under record and a 10-8-0 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 8-10-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 10-8-0 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
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb is "?" Friday vs Los Angeles Angels
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 7-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 15.2 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He's allowed 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 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 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 139 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 61 batters and struck out 145. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.45.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .230, good for 23rd in the league. The Giants hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Joe Panik is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 18 hits this season in 62 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .468 and an OPS+ of 133. Brandon Belt is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 51 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Giants have 141 hits, including 20 doubles and 16 home runs. San Francisco has walked 48 times so far this season and they have struck out 168 times as a unit. They have left 123 men on base and have a team OPS of .635. They score 2.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 51 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 13-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Garrett Richards has a 2-0 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 80 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 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 4.03. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 159 base knocks and 79 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 82 hitters and struck out 171 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 2nd in the league. The Angels hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.9 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .383. He has 22 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 72 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .389 with an OPS+ of 120. Mike Trout is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 20 hits in 74 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .554. The Angels as a unit have 188 base hits, including 26 doubles and 27 homers. Los Angeles has walked 52 times this year and they have struck out on 136 occasions. They have had 136 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.58 runs per game and totaled 106 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +178
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