Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels MLB Tips 5/24/2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Smyly vs. Griffin Canning
Tommy La Stella and the Los Angeles Angels (22-26, 4th in AL West) play the Texas Rangers (24-23, 2nd in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Friday, May 24, 2019. The Rangers open this contest at +178 while the Angels are priced at -190. The over/under is set at 9.
The Rangers have been pretty good for baseball bettors, having gone 24-23-0 SU. The Angels are covering 45.8% of the time, going 22-26-0 straight up. The Angels have been bad for oddsmakers as a favorite, going 14-10-0 SU. Texas has went 16-21-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 43.2% of the time.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a bad Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 26-20-1.
Texas covers 31.8% of the time as the road team, having gone 7-15-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels are covering 56.5% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 13-10-0 SU.
The Angels have been an excellent Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 19-26-3.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/22/19 LF Willie Calhoun Quad 10-day IL (05/22)
05/15/19 SS Elvis Andrus Hamstring 10-day IL (05/15)
04/26/19 P Taylor Hearn Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
04/13/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 60-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
05/23/19 C Kevan Smith Concussion 7-day IL (05/22)
05/23/19 DH Shohei Ohtani Finger is not in the starting lineup Thursday vs Minnesota Twins
05/21/19 SS Andrelton Simmons Ankle 10-day IL (05/21)
05/13/19 P Luis Garcia Back 10-day IL (05/13)
04/23/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 60-day IL (04/23)
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 24-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Smyly has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 6.51 and a WHIP of 1.74 this season. He has 31 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 162 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 446 base hits and 237 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 186 batters and struck out 367. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
As a team Texas is hitting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Rangers hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 43 hits this season in 164 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .451 and an OPS+ of 96. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .399. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 165 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .527. The Rangers have 416 hits, including 97 doubles and 76 home runs. Texas has walked 179 times so far this season and they have struck out 453 times as a unit. They have left 307 men on base and have a team OPS of .811. They score 5.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 271 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 22-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.80, Griffin Canning has a 2-1 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 21.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 190 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 232 batters and walked 91 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 400 base knocks and 226 earned runs this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 174 hitters and struck out 407 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Angels hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Tommy La Stella comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .373. He has 40 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 134 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .560 with an OPS+ of 148. Mike Trout is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .457. He has collected 43 hits in 149 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Angels as a unit have 407 base hits, including 76 doubles and 62 homers. Los Angeles has walked 170 times this year and they have struck out on 295 occasions. They have had 326 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 226 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -190
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