Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Tips 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Shelby Miller vs. Chris Stratton
The Texas Rangers visit Angel Stadium on Sunday, April 7, 2019 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Shelby Miller for the Rangers and Chris Stratton for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +126 and Los Angeles at -136. The Rangers have a 5-3-0 over/under record and a 6-2-0 run line mark. The Angels are 4-4-0 against the run line and have a 7-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 6-2-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 7-1-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 4-4-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/05/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 10-day IL (04/05)
04/01/19 P Yohander Mendez Elbow 60-day IL (04/01)
03/25/19 P Luke Farrell Jaw 60-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 RF Scott Heineman Shoulder 60-day IL
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/06/19 SS Andrelton Simmons Back is questionable Saturday vs Texas Rangers
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day IL (03/16)
03/25/19 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Shohei Ohtani Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taylor Cole Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 5-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shelby Miller has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 3.00 this season. He has 2 strikeouts over his 3.2 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 14.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 26 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Texas allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 79 base hits and 40 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 37 batters and struck out 56. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.63 and their FIP as a unit is 5.07.
As a team Texas is hitting .248, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .424 with an on-base percentage of .441. He has 14 hits this season in 33 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .545 and an OPS+ of 175. Joey Gallo is hitting .240 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .441. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 25 at bats. His OPS+ is 199 while his slugging percentage is at .640. The Rangers have 64 hits, including 11 doubles and 13 home runs. Texas has walked 35 times so far this season and they have struck out 78 times as a unit. They have left 46 men on base and have a team OPS of .801. They score 5.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 46 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 2-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.31, Chris Stratton has a 0-1 record and a 2.08 WHIP. He has 1 strikeouts over the 4.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He's allowing 14.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.95 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 29 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 64 base knocks and 32 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 56 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .188, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .290 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .257, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.0 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .167 with an OBP of .200. He has 4 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 24 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .167 with an OPS+ of 9. Mike Trout is hitting .375 this season and he has an OBP of .515. He has collected 9 hits in 24 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 286 and a slugging percentage of .833. The Angels as a unit have 48 base hits, including 11 doubles and 5 homers. Los Angeles has walked 21 times this year and they have struck out on 46 occasions. They have had 47 men left on base and have an OPS of .547. They have scored 2.5 runs per game and totaled 20 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +126
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