San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels 4/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Jaime Barria
The San Francisco Giants visit Angel Stadium on Sunday, April 22, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Jaime Barria for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -105 and Los Angeles at -105. The Giants have a 9-10-0 over/under record and a 11-8-0 run line mark. The Angels are 7-11-0 against the run line and have a 11-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 9-10-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 11-8-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 7-11-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
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 8-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.45 and a WHIP of 0.65 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 20 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He's allowed 5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 67 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 144 base hits and 64 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 65 batters and struck out 151. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.52.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .231, good for 20th in the league. The Giants hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Joe Panik is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 18 hits this season in 66 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .439 and an OPS+ of 121. Buster Posey is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Giants have 150 hits, including 23 doubles and 19 home runs. San Francisco has walked 50 times so far this season and they have struck out 178 times as a unit. They have left 127 men on base and have a team OPS of .650. They score 3.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 59 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 13-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.80, Jaime Barria has a 1-0 record and a 0.80 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 1.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 84 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 168 base knocks and 87 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 181 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 3rd in the league. The Angels hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .376. He has 22 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 75 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .373 with an OPS+ of 114. Mike Trout is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 22 hits in 77 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 177 and a slugging percentage of .597. The Angels as a unit have 193 base hits, including 27 doubles and 28 homers. Los Angeles has walked 56 times this year and they have struck out on 142 occasions. They have had 143 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 107 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -105
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