Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels MLB Picks 9/13/2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Andrew Heaney
Tommy Pham and the Tampa Bay Rays (87-60, 2nd in AL East) travel to Angel Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (67-80, 4th in AL West). The moneyline on this matchup has the Rays coming in at -140 and the Angels are at +130. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Rays have been very good for baseball bettors, having gone 87-60-0 SU. The Angels are covering 45.6% of the time, going 67-80-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a pretty good Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 70-69-8.
The Rays are covering 61.1% of the time on the road, having gone 44-28-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels are covering 50.0% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 35-35-0 SU.
The Angels have been a pretty good Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 71-69-7.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
9/11/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/11/2019 Avisail Garcia RF Undisclosed Probable for Sep 12
9/11/2019 Hoby Milner RP Neck Out for the season
9/11/2019 Eric Sogard 2B Foot Probable for Sep 12
9/11/2019 Kevin Kiermaier CF Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/10/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/6/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/5/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Elbow Out for the season
8/30/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/11/2019 Max Stassi C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/11/2019 Mike Trout CF Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/11/2019 Cam Bedrosian RP Forearm Out for the season
9/11/2019 Justin Upton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/7/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/22/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Out for the season
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 87-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 14-6 record with an earned run average of 3.11 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 219 strikeouts over his 176.1 innings pitched and he's given up 142 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 602 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 723 hitters and walked 241 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,154 base hits and 538 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 411 batters and struck out 1,458. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .255, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 142 hits this season in 509 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 124. Austin Meadows is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 137 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 476 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .557. The Rays have 1,298 hits, including 270 doubles and 194 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 492 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,334 times as a unit. They have left 1,035 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 697 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 67-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.30, Andrew Heaney has a 4-4 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 100 strikeouts over the 81.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 659 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 693 batters and walked 286 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,283 base knocks and 736 earned runs this season. They have given up 234 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 519 hitters and struck out 1,282 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.94.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Angels hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .438. He has 137 hits this year along with 104 RBI in 470 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .645 with an OPS+ of 184. David Fletcher is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 155 hits in 534 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .390. The Angels as a unit have 1,255 base hits, including 247 doubles and 208 homers. Los Angeles has walked 548 times this year and they have struck out on 1,126 occasions. They have had 1,027 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 720 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays (-140)
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