Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers MLB Point Spread Picks 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Lance Lynn
The Los Angeles Angels visit Globe Life Park on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Matt Harvey for the Angels and Lance Lynn for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +108 and Texas at -118. The Angels have a 11-7-0 over/under record and a 7-11-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 10-5-0 against the run line and have a 9-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 7-11-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 9-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 10-5-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/16/19 P Tyler Skaggs Ankle 10-day IL (04/13)
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
04/16/19 C Isiah Kiner-Falefa Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Los Angeles Angels
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 8-8 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 2.98 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 66 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 132 base hits and 67 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 51 batters and struck out 128. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .217, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.9 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 .386. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 39 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .564. The Angels have 110 hits, including 20 doubles and 17 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 60 times so far this season and they have struck out 90 times as a unit. They have left 102 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 8-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.82, Lance Lynn has a 1-1 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 49 batters and walked 29 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.55. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 142 base knocks and 81 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 66 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.58 while their FIP as a staff is 5.65.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 15th in the league. The Rangers hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .439. He has 16 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 48 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 159. Elvis Andrus is hitting .397 this season and he has an OBP of .415. He has collected 25 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 168 and a slugging percentage of .635. The Rangers as a unit have 124 base hits, including 26 doubles and 21 homers. Texas has walked 57 times this year and they have struck out on 145 occasions. They have had 94 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They have scored 5.6 runs per game and totaled 84 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +108
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