Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels 5/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony Banda vs. Shohei Ohtani
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Anthony Banda for the Rays and Shohei Ohtani for the Angels.
Tampa Bay opens at +148 while Los Angeles opens at -158. The Rays have a 23-18-2 over/under record and a 24-19-0 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 23-18-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 24-19-0 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
05/18/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs Los Angeles Angels
05/18/18 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs Los Angeles Angels
05/17/18 CF Carlos Gomez Groin 10-day DL (05/16)
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 21-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anthony Banda has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 2 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 157 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 349 base hits and 188 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 132 batters and struck out 353. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .268, good for 2nd in the league. The Rays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 39 hits this season in 124 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 129. C.J. Cron is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 168 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Rays have 397 hits, including 63 doubles and 43 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 140 times so far this season and they have struck out 366 times as a unit. They have left 309 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 190 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 25-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.58, Shohei Ohtani has a 3-1 record and a 1.10 WHIP this season. He has 43 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 180 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 383 base knocks and 177 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 167 hitters and struck out 422 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Angels hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .338 with an OBP of .404. He has 54 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 160 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 145. Mike Trout is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .432. He has collected 46 hits in 158 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 186 and a slugging percentage of .614. The Angels as a unit have 394 base hits, including 72 doubles and 60 homers. Los Angeles has walked 146 times this year and they have struck out on 351 occasions. They have had 312 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 211 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -158
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