Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 9/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 10, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Jaime Barria
The Texas Rangers visit Angel Stadium on Monday, September 10, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Jaime Barria for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +129 and Los Angeles at -139. The Rangers have a 69-64-9 over/under record and a 71-71-0 run line mark. The Angels are 60-82-0 against the run line and have a 65-73-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 69-64-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 71-71-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 65-73-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 60-82-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/28/18 RF Ryan Rua Back 10-day DL (07/28)
07/04/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 C Carlos Perez Ankle 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/18 P Matt Bush Elbow 60-day DL (06/14)
06/10/18 P Doug Fister Knee 60-day DL (06/09)
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
09/09/18 SS Andrelton Simmons Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs Chicago White Sox
09/09/18 DH Shohei Ohtani Thigh is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs Chicago White Sox
09/04/18 DH Albert Pujols Knee 60-day DL (09/04)
08/15/18 LF Chris Young Hamstring 60-day DL
08/13/18 P Tyler Skaggs Groin 10-day DL (08/12)
08/07/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day DL (08/07)
07/12/18 P Garrett Richards Forearm 60-day DL (07/11)
06/27/18 P John Lamb Elbow 60-day DL (06/27)
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
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 60-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 61-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 11-7 record with an earned run average of 4.31 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 118 strikeouts over his 140 innings pitched and he's given up 122 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 457 hitters and walked 171 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,347 base hits and 702 earned runs. They have allowed 201 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 416 batters and struck out 991. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Texas is hitting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 117 hits this season in 430 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 106. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 140 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 512 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Rangers have 1,172 hits, including 238 doubles and 177 home runs. Texas has walked 508 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,316 times as a unit. They have left 979 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 681 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 70-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.30, Jaime Barria has a 10-8 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 111.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 104 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 494 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 511 batters and walked 219 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,179 base knocks and 561 earned runs this season. They have given up 181 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 472 hitters and struck out 1,208 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .465. He has 130 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 414 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .623 with an OPS+ of 196. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 146 hits in 493 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .428. The Angels as a unit have 1,198 base hits, including 219 doubles and 186 homers. Los Angeles has walked 452 times this year and they have struck out on 1,134 occasions. They have had 956 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 649 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +129
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