Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Angels Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/13/2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Dillon Peters
Angel Stadium is the site where Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (57-61, 4th in AL West) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-68, 5th in NL Central) on Tuesday.
The Pirates have been a terrible pick for MLB wagerers, having gone 48-68-0 SU. The Angels cover 48.3% of the time, going 57-61-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been an awful Under option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 66-46-4.
Pittsburgh covers 40.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 24-36-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels cover 52.7% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 29-26-0 SU.
The Angels have been a pretty good Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 56-55-7.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/9/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/8/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
8/8/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
8/8/2019 Clay Holmes RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/3/2019 Keone Kela RP Suspension Suspended until Aug 16
8/1/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
7/25/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/9/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/9/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2019 Luke Bard RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
8/4/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 48-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 78 strikeouts over his 99.2 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 434 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 476 hitters and walked 202 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 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 5.01. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,061 base hits and 573 earned runs. They have allowed 171 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 409 batters and struck out 1,021. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 117 hits this season in 418 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .574 and an OPS+ of 140. Starling Marte is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 440 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The Pirates have 1,068 hits, including 235 doubles and 123 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 314 times so far this season and they have struck out 896 times as a unit. They have left 799 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 535 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 57-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.45, Dillon Peters has a 2-1 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 533 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 565 batters and walked 227 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 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 5.04. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,022 base knocks and 585 earned runs this season. They have given up 191 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 415 hitters and struck out 1,032 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.95.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 15th in the league. The Angels hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .440. He has 117 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 391 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .673 with an OPS+ of 190. David Fletcher is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 116 hits in 414 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Angels as a unit have 1,017 base hits, including 201 doubles and 171 homers. Los Angeles has walked 423 times this year and they have struck out on 866 occasions. They have had 811 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 591 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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