Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels 5/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. Andrew Heaney
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays and Andrew Heaney for the Angels.
Tampa Bay opens at +178 while Los Angeles opens at -190. The Rays have a 22-18-2 over/under record and a 23-19-0 run line mark. The Angels are 14-29-0 against the run line and have a 21-21-1 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 22-18-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 23-19-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 21-21-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 14-29-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/17/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Hamstring left last game, is doubtful Friday vs Los Angeles Angels
05/17/18 CF Carlos Gomez Groin 10-day DL (05/16)
05/17/18 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring is "?" Friday 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
05/17/18 LF Justin Upton Hand left last game, is "?" Friday vs Tampa Bay Rays
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 20-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.93 and a WHIP of 1.17 this year. He has 31 strikeouts over his 34.1 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 153 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 343 base hits and 185 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 127 batters and struck out 341. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .265, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 36 hits this season in 119 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 124. C.J. Cron is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 164 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .537. The Rays have 382 hits, including 63 doubles and 40 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 135 times so far this season and they have struck out 355 times as a unit. They have left 298 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 182 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 25-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.93, Andrew Heaney has a 2-2 record and a 1.19 WHIP this season. He has 39 strikeouts over the 34.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 173 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 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 3.78. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 368 base knocks and 170 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 162 hitters and struck out 411 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .342 with an OBP of .410. He has 53 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 155 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .490 with an OPS+ of 149. Mike Trout is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .431. He has collected 45 hits in 155 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 182 and a slugging percentage of .600. The Angels as a unit have 388 base hits, including 69 doubles and 59 homers. Los Angeles has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 339 occasions. They have had 304 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 208 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -190
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