Los Angeles Angels at Cincinnati Reds Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/5/2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Griffin Canning vs. Luis Castillo
Great American Ball Park is the site where Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds (51-58, 4th in NL Central) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (56-56, 4th in AL West) on Monday.
The Angels have been a dicey option for MLB wagerers, having gone 56-56-0 SU. Cincinnati is covering 46.8% of the time, going 51-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been an inconsistent Over play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 52-53-7.
Los Angeles is covering 49.1% of the time away from home, having gone 27-28-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds cover 52.8% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 28-25-0 SU.
The Reds have been an excellent Under play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 40-66-3.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/3/2019 Andrew Heaney SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/3/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/3/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
8/3/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/29/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
7/3/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
8/2/2019 Juan Graterol C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/30/2019 Tyler Mahle SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/28/2019 Curt Casali C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 56-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Griffin Canning has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 4.76 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 86 strikeouts over his 79.1 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 508 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 541 hitters and walked 217 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 963 base hits and 545 earned runs. They have allowed 175 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 398 batters and struck out 982. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Angels hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. David Fletcher is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 112 hits this season in 389 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .401 and an OPS+ of 101. Mike Trout is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .439. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 87 men in 371 at bats. His OPS+ is 187 while his slugging percentage is at .660. The Angels have 984 hits, including 193 doubles and 162 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 407 times so far this season and they have struck out 803 times as a unit. They have left 790 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 565 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 51-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.63, Luis Castillo has a 10-4 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 151 strikeouts over the 130 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 88 hits. He's allowing 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 400 batters and walked 163 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 867 base knocks and 431 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 364 hitters and struck out 1,037 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Reds hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .348. He has 102 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 388 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 95. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 104 hits in 398 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Reds as a unit have 900 base hits, including 157 doubles and 147 homers. Cincinnati has walked 314 times this year and they have struck out on 942 occasions. They have had 693 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 487 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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