Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels MLB Game Picks 4/4/2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Edinson Volquez vs. Matt Harvey
The Texas Rangers visit Angel Stadium on Thursday, April 4, 2019 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Edinson Volquez for the Rangers and Matt Harvey for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +152 and Los Angeles at -162. The Rangers have a 4-1-0 over/under record and a 4-1-0 run line mark. The Angels are 2-4-0 against the run line and have a 5-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 4-1-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 5-1-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 2-4-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
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
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 3-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Edinson Volquez has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.50 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 4 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.25 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .301 against the bullpen and they've struck out 16 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Texas allows 11.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 6.8. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 58 base hits and 34 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 27 batters and struck out 31. They have walked 5.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.89 and their FIP as a unit is 5.48.
As a team Texas is hitting .247, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .400 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 8 hits this season in 20 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 190. Joey Gallo is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Rangers have 39 hits, including 6 doubles and 9 home runs. Texas has walked 24 times so far this season and they have struck out 43 times as a unit. They have left 27 men on base and have a team OPS of .829. They score 6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 30 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 1-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Matt Harvey has a 0-0 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 1 strikeout over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.47 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 43 base knocks and 20 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 16 hitters and struck out 34 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .178, good for 28th in the league. The Angels hold a .241 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .240, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 5.7 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .174 with an OBP of .208. He has 4 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .174 with an OPS+ of 16. Mike Trout is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .480. He has collected 5 hits in 17 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 171 and a slugging percentage of .412. The Angels as a unit have 34 base hits, including 9 doubles and 1 homer. Los Angeles has walked 13 times this year and they have struck out on 30 occasions. They have had 33 men left on base and have an OPS of .481. They have scored 2.17 runs per game and totaled 13 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels -162
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