Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 9/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. Matt Shoemaker
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Yovani Gallardo for the Rangers and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels.
Texas opens at +140 while Los Angeles opens at -165. The Rangers have a 75-71-9 over/under record and a 77-78-0 run line mark. The Angels are 69-87-0 against the run line and have a 72-78-6 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 75-71-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 77-78-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 72-78-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 69-87-0 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
09/24/18 SS Andrelton Simmons Knee left last game, is "?" Monday vs Texas Rangers
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 66-89 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has a 8-6 record with an earned run average of 6.59 and a WHIP of 1.67 this year. He has 53 strikeouts over his 84.2 innings pitched and he's given up 98 hits. He's allowed 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 555 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 507 hitters and walked 202 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,468 base hits and 760 earned runs. They have allowed 216 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 464 batters and struck out 1,074. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Texas is hitting .241, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .380. He has 145 hits this season in 544 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .439 and an OPS+ of 115. Nomar Mazara is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 467 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .445. The Rangers have 1,256 hits, including 257 doubles and 187 home runs. Texas has walked 545 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,412 times as a unit. They have left 1,051 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 720 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 75-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.48, Matt Shoemaker has a 2-2 record and a 1.35 WHIP this season. He has 23 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 570 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 572 batters and walked 253 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 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 4.2. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,315 base knocks and 644 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 528 hitters and struck out 1,322 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 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .340. He has 160 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 540 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 110. Mike Trout is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .460. He has collected 144 hits in 456 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 199 and a slugging percentage of .636. The Angels as a unit have 1,286 base hits, including 240 doubles and 204 homers. Los Angeles has walked 488 times this year and they have struck out on 1,258 occasions. They have had 1,036 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 694 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -165
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