Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers MLB Point Spread Picks 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Barria vs. Joe Palumbo
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (62-64, 3rd in AL West) head to Globe Life Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Texas Rangers (60-64, 4th in AL West). The Rangers open this contest at +120 while the Angels are priced at -130. The O/U has been set at 11.5.
The Angels have been dicey for bettors, having gone 62-64-0 SU. Texas is covering 48.4% of the time, going 60-64-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a good Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 63-56-7.
Los Angeles is covering 46.8% of the time as the visitor, having gone 29-33-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers cover 57.4% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 35-26-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a dicey Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 57-63-4.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/18/2019 Justin Anderson RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/11/2019 Kevan Smith C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/9/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
8/4/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
7/3/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/19/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Out for the season
8/13/2019 Jesse Chavez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/5/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
7/28/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/26/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/23/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 62-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Barria has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 6.62 and a WHIP of 1.49 this season. He has 51 strikeouts over his 51.2 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 573 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 602 hitters and walked 237 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,101 base hits and 631 earned runs. They have allowed 204 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 435 batters and struck out 1,101. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 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 .254, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .444. He has 123 hits this season in 413 at bats with 96 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .666 and an OPS+ of 189. David Fletcher is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 443 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Angels have 1,092 hits, including 215 doubles and 181 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 457 times so far this season and they have struck out 944 times as a unit. They have left 872 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 637 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 60-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 11.00, Joe Palumbo has a 0-1 record and a 1.78 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 9 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 13 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 454 batters and walked 201 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,163 base knocks and 610 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 437 hitters and struck out 1,060 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 18th in the league. The Rangers hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .373. He has 119 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 437 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 115. Elvis Andrus is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 129 hits in 456 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Rangers as a unit have 1,061 base hits, including 238 doubles and 176 homers. Texas has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out on 1,221 occasions. They have had 822 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 633 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels
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