Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 9/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. Felix Pena
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Yovani Gallardo for the Rangers and Felix Pena for the Angels.
Texas opens at +163 while Los Angeles opens at -173. The Rangers have a 70-65-9 over/under record and a 72-72-0 run line mark. The Angels are 61-83-0 against the run line and have a 67-73-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 70-65-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 72-72-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 67-73-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 61-83-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
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
09/04/18 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 62-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 6.22 and a WHIP of 1.60 this year. He has 46 strikeouts over his 76.2 innings pitched and he's given up 84 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 495 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 464 hitters and walked 175 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. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,364 base hits and 710 earned runs. They have allowed 202 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 422 batters and struck out 1,003. 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 4.79.
As a team Texas is hitting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 117 hits this season in 432 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .465 and an OPS+ of 106. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 518 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .454. The Rangers have 1,183 hits, including 239 doubles and 178 home runs. Texas has walked 520 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,327 times as a unit. They have left 991 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 689 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 71-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.04, Felix Pena has a 2-4 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 73 strikeouts over the 75.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 70 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 500 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 517 batters and walked 220 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 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,191 base knocks and 566 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 477 hitters and struck out 1,228 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 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .414 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 .317 with an OBP of .464. He has 134 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 423 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .619 with an OPS+ of 194. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 146 hits in 497 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Angels as a unit have 1,211 base hits, including 222 doubles and 186 homers. Los Angeles has walked 462 times this year and they have struck out on 1,154 occasions. They have had 977 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 652 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -173
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