Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels 5/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Nick Tropeano
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, May 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Blake Snell for the Rays and Nick Tropeano for the Angels.
Tampa Bay opens at +121 while Los Angeles opens at -131. The Rays have a 21-18-2 over/under record and a 22-19-0 run line mark. The Angels are 13-29-0 against the run line and have a 21-20-1 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 21-18-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 22-19-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 21-20-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 13-29-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/17/18 CF Carlos Gomez Groin 10-day DL (05/16)
05/16/18 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring is "?" Thursday vs Los Angeles Angels
05/02/18 P Yonny Chirinos Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
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 10-day DL (04/23)
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 Rays have a 19-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.04 this year. He has 53 strikeouts over his 52 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 152 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 340 base hits and 184 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 123 batters and struck out 335. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 36 hits this season in 117 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 128. C.J. Cron is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 159 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Rays have 368 hits, including 63 doubles and 37 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 131 times so far this season and they have struck out 345 times as a unit. They have left 289 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 25-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.64, Nick Tropeano has a 1-2 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 22 strikeouts over the 29.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 170 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 354 base knocks and 164 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 158 hitters and struck out 401 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .342 with an OBP of .408. He has 52 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 149. Mike Trout is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .440. He has collected 45 hits in 151 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 188 and a slugging percentage of .616. The Angels as a unit have 385 base hits, including 69 doubles and 58 homers. Los Angeles has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 333 occasions. They have had 298 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 207 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -131
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