Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers MLB Game Picks 7/4/2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Pena vs. Lance Lynn
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (46-39, 3rd in AL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (43-43, 4th in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The line on this contest has the Angels priced at +130 and the Rangers are at -140. The total opens at 11.
The Angels have been dicey for baseball wagerers, having gone 43-43-0 SU. The Rangers are covering 54.1% of the time, going 46-39-0 straight up. The Rangers have been bad for Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 17-8-0 SU. Los Angeles has gone 18-23-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 43.9% of the time.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a decent Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 39-41-6.
The Angels are covering 48.8% of the time as a visitor, having gone 21-22-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers are covering 63.6% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 28-16-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a decent Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 39-44-2.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
7/3/2019 Brian Goodwin LF Wrist Probable for Jul 3
7/2/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
6/28/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
6/26/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/26/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/25/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
6/20/2019 Kevan Smith C Hand Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/2/2019 Hunter Pence DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
7/2/2019 Asdrubal Cabrera 3B Back Probable for Jul 3
7/2/2019 Scott Heineman LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
7/1/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
7/1/2019 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
6/20/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/20/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/19/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/15/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
5/22/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 43-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Pena has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 75 strikeouts over his 70.1 innings pitched and he's given up 62 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 407 hitters and walked 166 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 715 base hits and 411 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 300 batters and struck out 755. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 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 .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .452. He has 83 hits this season in 282 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .599 and an OPS+ of 180. David Fletcher is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 81 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 282 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .401. The Angels have 759 hits, including 137 doubles and 122 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 317 times so far this season and they have struck out 574 times as a unit. They have left 616 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 5.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 433 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 46-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.00, Lance Lynn has a 10-4 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 118 strikeouts over the 108 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 105 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 305 batters and walked 143 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 780 base knocks and 399 earned runs this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 302 hitters and struck out 718 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Rangers hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .376. He has 83 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 299 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 119. Elvis Andrus is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 95 hits in 307 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Rangers as a unit have 735 base hits, including 175 doubles and 117 homers. Texas has walked 301 times this year and they have struck out on 838 occasions. They have had 560 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 5.41 runs per game and totaled 460 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -140
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