Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels MLB Tips 5/25/2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Tyler Skaggs
Angel Stadium is the venue where Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (22-27, 4th in AL West) will play the Texas Rangers (24-23, 2nd in AL West) on Saturday. The Angels open this contest at -130 while the Rangers are coming in at +120. The over/under has been set at 8.5.
The Rangers have been inconsistent for oddsmakers, having gone 24-23-0 SU. The Angels cover 44.9% of the time, going 22-27-0 straight up. The Angels have been an excellent play for bettors as a favorite, going 14-10-0 SU. The Rangers cover 43.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 16-21-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a rough Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 26-20-1.
The Rangers cover 31.8% of the time as the away team, having gone 7-15-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 54.2% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 13-11-0 SU.
The Angels have been a great Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 20-26-3.
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 questionable Friday vs Texas Rangers
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 Mike Minor has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 2.64 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 67 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.24. 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 3rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .399. He has 49 hits this season in 165 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .527 and an OPS+ of 137. Nomar Mazara is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 164 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .451. 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 22-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.01, Tyler Skaggs has a 4-4 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 43 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 238 batters and walked 96 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 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 417 base knocks and 242 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 180 hitters and struck out 414 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.92.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Angels hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .461. He has 44 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 179. Tommy La Stella is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 42 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .576. The Angels as a unit have 417 base hits, including 78 doubles and 65 homers. Los Angeles has walked 177 times this year and they have struck out on 302 occasions. They have had 336 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 233 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -130
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