Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers MLB Tips 7/3/2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Griffin Canning vs. Ariel Jurado
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (42-43, 4th in AL West) are headed to Globe Life Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (46-38, 2nd in AL West). The line on this matchup has the Angels priced at -120 and the Rangers are at +110. The total opens at 11.
The Angels have been a less than ideal bet for baseball wagerers, having gone 42-43-0 SU. The Rangers are covering 54.8% of the time, going 46-38-0 straight up. The Angels have been excellent for bettors as favorites, going 25-20-0 SU. The Rangers are covering 48.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 29-31-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a hot and cold Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 38-41-6.
Los Angeles covers 47.6% of the time on the road, having gone 20-22-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas covers 65.1% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 28-15-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a hot and cold Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 38-44-2.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
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
7/1/2019 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
7/1/2019 Scott Heineman LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
7/1/2019 Rougned Odor 2B Hamstring Probable for Jul 2
7/1/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
7/1/2019 Asdrubal Cabrera 3B Back Probable for Jul 2
6/29/2019 Hunter Pence DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
6/20/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/20/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
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 42-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Griffin Canning has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 0.99 this season. He has 63 strikeouts over his 61.2 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 404 hitters and walked 165 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 4.89. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 709 base hits and 408 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 297 batters and struck out 745. 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 4.98.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .452. He has 83 hits this season in 279 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .606 and an OPS+ of 181. Tommy La Stella is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 280 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Angels have 751 hits, including 135 doubles and 121 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 306 times so far this season and they have struck out 565 times as a unit. They have left 602 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.99 runs per contest and have scored a total of 424 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 46-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.90, Ariel Jurado has a 5-3 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 57.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 62 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 330 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 300 batters and walked 136 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 4.69. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 772 base knocks and 390 earned runs this season. They have given up 119 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 291 hitters and struck out 709 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Rangers hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .378. He has 82 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 295 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 120. Elvis Andrus is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 94 hits in 304 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Rangers as a unit have 729 base hits, including 173 doubles and 116 homers. Texas has walked 298 times this year and they have struck out on 828 occasions. They have had 555 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.43 runs per game and totaled 456 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +110
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