Los Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/12/2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Griffin Canning vs. John Means
The Los Angeles Angels visit Oriole Park on Sunday, May 12, 2019 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Griffin Canning for the Angels and John Means for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -143 and Baltimore at +133. The Angels have a 21-19-1 over/under record and a 17-24-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 16-22-0 against the run line and have a 20-16-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 21-19-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 17-24-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 20-16-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 16-22-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/23/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 60-day IL (04/23)
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day IL (03/16)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/28/19 P Alex Cobb Back 10-day IL (04/27)
04/12/19 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day IL (04/10)
04/10/19 P Nate Karns Forearm 10-day IL (04/09)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 18-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Griffin Canning has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.03 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 9.2 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 187 hitters and walked 72 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 315 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 135 batters and struck out 321. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .468. He has 33 hits this season in 113 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .575 and an OPS+ of 183. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 156 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Angels have 314 hits, including 63 doubles and 52 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 137 times so far this season and they have struck out 223 times as a unit. They have left 247 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 187 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 13-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.48, John Means has a 4-3 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 32.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.89 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 154 batters and walked 76 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.59. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 356 base knocks and 209 earned runs this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 294 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.91.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Orioles hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jonathan Villar comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .308. He has 40 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 156 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 94. Trey Mancini is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 45 hits in 138 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .572. The Orioles as a unit have 307 base hits, including 57 doubles and 41 homers. Baltimore has walked 97 times this year and they have struck out on 333 occasions. They have had 246 men left on base and have an OPS of .680. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 152 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -143
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