Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Game Picks 6/16/2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Griffin Canning vs. Ryne Stanek
Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (42-27, 1st in AL East) play the Los Angeles Angels (34-36, 4th in AL West) at Tropicana Field on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The line on this contest has the Angels coming in at +139 and the Rays are at -149. The total opens at 9.
The Angels have been dicey for wagerers, having gone 34-36-0 SU. The Rays are covering 60.9% of the time, going 42-27-0 straight up. The Rays have been a very good choice for baseball bettors as the favorite, going 33-23-0 SU. The Angels are covering 41.7% of the time as an underdog, having gone 15-21-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a dicey Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 31-34-5.
Los Angeles is covering 45.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 15-18-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is covering 52.8% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 19-17-0 SU.
The Rays have been a bad Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 28-37-4.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
6/14/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Forearm Probable for Jun 15
6/13/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/13/2019 Justin Upton LF Toe Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
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
5/9/2019 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
6/14/2019 Guillermo Heredia RF Wrist Probable for Jun 15
6/14/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
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
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 34-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Griffin Canning has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 0.99 this season. He has 47 strikeouts over his 44.1 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 311 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 343 hitters and walked 140 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 600 base hits and 347 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 250 batters and struck out 620. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.95.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Angels hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tommy La Stella is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 68 hits this season in 224 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 136. Mike Trout is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .459. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 220 at bats. His OPS+ is 186 while his slugging percentage is at .614. The Angels have 610 hits, including 116 doubles and 97 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 261 times so far this season and they have struck out 454 times as a unit. They have left 494 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 353 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 42-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.54, Ryne Stanek has a 0-1 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 39 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 261 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 303 batters and walked 116 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.1 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 2.98. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 497 base knocks and 207 earned runs this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 201 hitters and struck out 659 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 3.35.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 5th in the league. The Rays hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, 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 .322 with an OBP of .397. He has 64 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 199 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .583 with an OPS+ of 160. Brandon Lowe is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 66 hits in 228 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .548. The Rays as a unit have 631 base hits, including 123 doubles and 90 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 240 times this year and they have struck out on 652 occasions. They have had 516 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 327 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -149
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