Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Angels MLB Point Spread Picks 8/12/2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mitch Keller vs. Jose Suarez
Angel Stadium is the site where David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (57-61, 4th in AL West) will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-68, 5th in NL Central) on Monday.
The Pirates have been a lousy play for MLB wagerers, having gone 48-68-0 SU. The Angels are covering 48.3% of the time, going 57-61-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a very good Over pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 66-46-4.
The Pirates are covering 40.0% of the time away from home, having gone 24-36-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels are covering 52.7% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 29-26-0 SU.
The Angels have been a dicey Under pick 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 Mitch Keller has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 10.50 and a WHIP of 2.25 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He's allowed 15.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.3. 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. Starling Marte is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 125 hits this season in 440 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .498 and an OPS+ of 111. Josh Bell is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 418 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .574. 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 6.22, Jose Suarez has a 2-3 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 46.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.58. 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.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 .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. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .340. He has 116 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 414 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .389 with an OPS+ of 94. Mike Trout is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .440. He has collected 117 hits in 391 at bats while driving in 92 runs. He has an OPS+ of 190 and a slugging percentage of .673. 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?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates
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