Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 9/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yohander Mendez vs. Andrew Heaney
The Texas Rangers head to Angel Stadium on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The expected starting pitchers are Yohander Mendez for the Rangers and Andrew Heaney for the Angels.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at +160 and Los Angeles at -185. The Rangers have a 76-71-9 over/under mark and a 78-78-0 run line record. The Angels are 70-87-0 against the run line and have a 73-78-6 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 76-71-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 78-78-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 73-78-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 70-87-0 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 is questionable Tuesday 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 66-90 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yohander Mendez has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 6.04 and a WHIP of 1.57 this year. He has 15 strikeouts over his 22.1 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 557 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 509 hitters and walked 205 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 4.98. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,475 base hits and 765 earned runs. They have allowed 220 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 469 batters and struck out 1,082. They have walked 3.1 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 4.83.
As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 122 hits this season in 472 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 97. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 145 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 548 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .436. The Rangers have 1,263 hits, including 258 doubles and 189 home runs. Texas has walked 546 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,422 times as a unit. They have left 1,055 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 724 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 76-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.21, Andrew Heaney has a 9-10 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 170 strikeouts over the 173 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 164 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 572 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 576 batters and walked 253 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 4.19. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,322 base knocks and 648 earned runs this season. They have given up 198 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 529 hitters and struck out 1,332 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 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .414 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. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .459. He has 144 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 459 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .632 with an OPS+ of 198. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 160 hits in 540 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Angels as a unit have 1,293 base hits, including 241 doubles and 208 homers. Los Angeles has walked 493 times this year and they have struck out on 1,266 occasions. They have had 1,043 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 699 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +160
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