Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers MLB Point Spread Picks 8/21/2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Sandoval vs. Mike Minor
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (61-64, 4th in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (62-65, 3rd in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The Rangers open this contest at -140 while the Angels are coming in at +130. The O/U opens at 11.
The Angels have been a dicey choice for MLB bettors, having gone 62-65-0 SU. Texas covers 48.8% of the time, going 61-64-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a hot and cold Under option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 64-56-7.
The Angels are covering 46.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 29-34-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers are covering 58.1% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 36-26-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a dicey Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 58-63-4.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/19/2019 Justin Anderson RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
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
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
8/20/2019 Nomar Mazara RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/20/2019 Joe Palumbo SP Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/19/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/19/2019 Adrian Sampson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/19/2019 Danny Santana 1B Hamstring Probable for Aug 20
8/19/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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 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 62-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.79 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 580 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 610 hitters and walked 242 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,115 base hits and 637 earned runs. They have allowed 205 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 1,112. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 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 .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. David Fletcher is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 128 hits this season in 448 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 98. Mike Trout is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .443. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 96 men in 419 at bats. His OPS+ is 188 while his slugging percentage is at .661. The Angels have 1,105 hits, including 216 doubles and 182 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 464 times so far this season and they have struck out 952 times as a unit. They have left 884 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 644 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 61-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.94, Mike Minor has a 11-7 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 164 strikeouts over the 162 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 139 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 491 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 459 batters and walked 206 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 1,176 base knocks and 616 earned runs this season. They have given up 183 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 444 hitters and struck out 1,068 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 .251, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .319. He has 130 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 462 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 83. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 120 hits in 441 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .478. The Rangers as a unit have 1,075 base hits, including 240 doubles and 177 homers. Texas has walked 428 times this year and they have struck out on 1,232 occasions. They have had 838 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 641 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels (+130)
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