Los Angeles Angels at Chicago Cubs MLB Point Spread Picks 4/12/2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Cole Hamels
The Los Angeles Angels visit Wrigley Field on Friday, April 12, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Cole Hamels for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +135 and Chicago at -155. The Angels have a 9-4-0 over/under record and a 6-7-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 3-8-0 against the run line and have a 8-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-4-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 6-7-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 8-3-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 3-8-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/10/19 CF Mike Trout Groin is questionable
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 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)
03/25/19 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Shohei Ohtani Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taylor Cole Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/10/19 P Jon Lester Hamstring 10-day IL (04/10)
04/06/19 P Mike Montgomery Back 10-day IL (04/05)
03/30/19 P Xavier Cedeno Wrist 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Addison Russell Suspension 29 game suspension - eligible to return May 1st
03/25/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 7-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.69 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the bullpen and they've struck out 53 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 99 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 101. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .217, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Brian Goodwin is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 10 hits this season in 30 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .533 and an OPS+ of 154. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 39 at bats. His OPS+ is 75 while his slugging percentage is at .308. The Angels have 89 hits, including 16 doubles and 14 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 44 times so far this season and they have struck out 78 times as a unit. They have left 79 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 52 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 3-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.73, Cole Hamels has a 1-0 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.34 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 50 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 10.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 6.43. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 111 base knocks and 66 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 58 hitters and struck out 94 batters. They give up a walk 5.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.83 while their FIP as a staff is 6.12.
As a team, they are batting .279, good for 4th in the league. The Cubs hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .369, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 10.0 hits per contest. Willson Contreras comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .432. He has 8 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 29 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .655 with an OPS+ of 180. Jason Heyward is hitting .371 this season and he has an OBP of .452. He has collected 13 hits in 35 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 199 and a slugging percentage of .714. The Cubs as a unit have 110 base hits, including 18 doubles and 19 homers. Chicago has walked 52 times this year and they have struck out on 102 occasions. They have had 87 men left on base and have an OPS of .838. They have scored 6.73 runs per game and totaled 74 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +135
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