Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 4/15/2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Shelby Miller
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Monday, April 15, 2019 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Matt Harvey for the Angels and Shelby Miller for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +112 and Texas at -122. The Angels have a 11-5-0 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 8-5-0 against the run line and have a 7-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-5-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 6-10-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 8-5-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/13/19 CF Mike Trout Groin is out Sunday vs Chicago Cubs
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 Texas Rangers Injuries
04/13/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 60-day IL (04/05)
04/13/19 2B Rougned Odor Knee 10-day IL (04/13)
04/07/19 1B Ronald Guzman Hamstring 10-day IL (04/07)
04/01/19 P Yohander Mendez Elbow 60-day IL (04/01)
03/25/19 P Luke Farrell Jaw 60-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 RF Scott Heineman Shoulder 60-day IL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 8-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 10.05 and a WHIP of 1.95 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 14.1 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He's allowed 13.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.08 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen and they've struck out 62 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 118 base hits and 56 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 44 batters and struck out 122. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .215, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 13 hits this season in 48 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .292 and an OPS+ of 65. Brian Goodwin is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 36 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Angels have 102 hits, including 18 doubles and 15 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 89 times as a unit. They have left 92 men on base and have a team OPS of .650. They score 3.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 59 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 6-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.53, Shelby Miller has a 0-1 record and a 3.18 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 15.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 42 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.32. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 124 base knocks and 67 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 96 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.58 while their FIP as a staff is 5.44.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Joey Gallo comes into this matchup batting .171 with an OBP of .333. He has 7 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 41 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .488 with an OPS+ of 112. Elvis Andrus is hitting .389 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 21 hits in 54 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .556. The Rangers as a unit have 102 base hits, including 22 doubles and 17 homers. Texas has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out on 135 occasions. They have had 78 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 64 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +112
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