Los Angeles Angels at Cincinnati Reds Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/6/2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Suarez vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Great American Ball Park is the venue where Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds (52-58, 4th in NL Central) will play the Los Angeles Angels (56-57, 4th in AL West) on Tuesday.
The Angels have been a dicey play for baseball bettors, having gone 56-57-0 SU. The Reds are covering 47.3% of the time, going 52-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a solid Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 52-54-7.
The Angels are covering 48.2% of the time as a visitor, having gone 27-29-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati covers 52.8% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 28-25-0 SU.
The Reds have been a great Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 41-66-3.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/4/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/4/2019 Luke Bard RP Triceps Probable for Aug 5
8/4/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/4/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
8/3/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/3/2019 Andrew Heaney SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
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 56-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Suarez has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.66 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 43 strikeouts over his 41.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 513 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 544 hitters and walked 218 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 4.94. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 973 base hits and 551 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 402 batters and struck out 991. 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 4.89.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .255, good for 12th in the league. The Angels hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .437. He has 111 hits this season in 375 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .659 and an OPS+ of 186. David Fletcher is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 392 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .398. The Angels have 989 hits, including 195 doubles and 163 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 407 times so far this season and they have struck out 811 times as a unit. They have left 792 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 567 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 52-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.07, Anthony DeSclafani has a 6-6 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 108.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 404 batters and walked 165 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 876 base knocks and 435 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 370 hitters and struck out 1,048 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 4.19.
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 .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Eugenio Suarez comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .341. He has 104 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 401 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 118. Joey Votto is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 102 hits in 391 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .407. The Reds as a unit have 908 base hits, including 158 doubles and 148 homers. Cincinnati has walked 322 times this year and they have struck out on 951 occasions. They have had 702 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 493 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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