Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Game Picks 6/14/2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Blake Snell
Tommy La Stella and the Los Angeles Angels (33-35, 4th in AL West) are headed to Tropicana Field on Friday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (41-26, 2nd in AL East). The Angels open this contest at +161 while the Rays are coming in at -171. The over/under has been set at 7.5.
The Angels have been less than ideal for wagerers, having gone 33-35-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 61.2% of the time, going 41-26-0 straight up. The Rays have been bad for Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite, going 32-22-0 SU. The Angels cover 41.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 14-20-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a decent Under play for O/U bettors, having gone 30-33-5.
The Angels cover 45.2% of the time as the away team, having gone 14-17-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay covers 52.9% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 18-16-0 SU.
The Rays have been a great Under play for O/U bettors, having gone 27-36-4.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
6/12/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/11/2019 David Fletcher 3B Shoulder Probable for Jun 13
6/11/2019 Trevor Cahill SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/10/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/4/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/28/2019 Justin Upton LF Toe Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
5/9/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
4/17/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
6/11/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
6/11/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/9/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
5/30/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
5/20/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
4/23/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 33-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 0.96 this season. He has 28 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 335 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 577 base hits and 335 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 243 batters and struck out 605. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.97.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Tommy La Stella is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 67 hits this season in 221 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 136. Mike Trout is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .460. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 214 at bats. His OPS+ is 189 while his slugging percentage is at .621. The Angels have 596 hits, including 111 doubles and 95 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 255 times so far this season and they have struck out 439 times as a unit. They have left 479 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 344 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 41-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.50, Blake Snell has a 4-5 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 59 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 257 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 295 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.95. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 483 base knocks and 199 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 195 hitters and struck out 644 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.30.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Rays hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .326 with an OBP of .404. He has 63 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 193 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .591 with an OPS+ of 164. Brandon Lowe is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 63 hits in 222 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .545. The Rays as a unit have 608 base hits, including 118 doubles and 89 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 233 times this year and they have struck out on 637 occasions. They have had 498 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 315 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -171
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