Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 6/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Garrett Richards
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Garrett Richards for the Angels.
Texas opens at +168 while Los Angeles opens at -178. The Rangers have a 29-26-4 over/under record and a 26-33-0 run line mark. The Angels are 22-34-0 against the run line and have a 26-27-3 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 29-26-4 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 26-33-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 26-27-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 22-34-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (04/30)
04/22/18 CF Carlos Tocci Hip 10-day DL (04/22)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 60-day DL (04/12)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/31/18 SS Zack Cozart Forearm is "?" Friday vs Texas Rangers
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/21/18 C Rene Rivera Knee 10-day DL (05/17)
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)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 24-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 66 strikeouts over his 65 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 183 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 565 base hits and 279 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 175 batters and struck out 437. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Texas is hitting .230, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 56 hits this season in 216 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 111. Nomar Mazara is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 220 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Rangers have 454 hits, including 98 doubles and 67 home runs. Texas has walked 196 times so far this season and they have struck out 573 times as a unit. They have left 386 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 251 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 30-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.67, Garrett Richards has a 4-4 record and a 1.35 WHIP this season. He has 60 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 210 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 217 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 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 3.8. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 475 base knocks and 218 earned runs this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 207 hitters and struck out 521 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .337 with an OBP of .402. He has 69 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 205 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 143. Mike Trout is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .444. He has collected 60 hits in 199 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 203 and a slugging percentage of .663. The Angels as a unit have 486 base hits, including 94 doubles and 74 homers. Los Angeles has walked 201 times this year and they have struck out on 440 occasions. They have had 394 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 263 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -178
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