Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 9/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Adrian Sampson vs. Felix Pena
The Texas Rangers visit Angel Stadium on Monday, September 24, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Adrian Sampson for the Rangers and Felix Pena for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +150 and Los Angeles at -180. The Rangers have a 75-70-9 over/under record and a 76-78-0 run line mark. The Angels are 68-87-0 against the run line and have a 71-78-6 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 75-70-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 76-78-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 71-78-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 68-87-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/04/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day DL (07/04)
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
08/07/18 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 60-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 65-89 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adrian Sampson has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 5 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 551 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 504 hitters and walked 200 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 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 1,462 base hits and 759 earned runs. They have allowed 216 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 462 batters and struck out 1,070. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.82.
As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 121 hits this season in 463 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .445 and an OPS+ of 99. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 539 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Rangers have 1,244 hits, including 255 doubles and 186 home runs. Texas has walked 544 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,403 times as a unit. They have left 1,044 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 714 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 75-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.20, Felix Pena has a 3-5 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 79 strikeouts over the 85.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 82 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 563 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 567 batters and walked 250 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,303 base knocks and 638 earned runs this season. They have given up 195 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 524 hitters and struck out 1,317 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .460. He has 144 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 456 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .636 with an OPS+ of 199. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 160 hits in 537 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .426. The Angels as a unit have 1,282 base hits, including 238 doubles and 203 homers. Los Angeles has walked 486 times this year and they have struck out on 1,245 occasions. They have had 1,031 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 692 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +150
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