Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels MLB Tips 5/26/2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Jurado vs. Andrew Heaney
Angel Stadium is the venue where Tommy La Stella and the Los Angeles Angels (22-28, 4th in AL West) will take on the Texas Rangers (25-23, 2nd in AL West) on Sunday. The Rangers open this contest at +146 while the Angels are coming in at -156. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Rangers have been solid for MLB bettors, having gone 25-23-0 SU. The Angels cover 44.0% of the time, going 22-28-0 straight up. The Angels have been a great option for baseball bettors as a favorite, going 14-11-0 SU. Texas covers 44.7% of the time as the underdog, having gone 17-21-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a great Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 26-21-1.
Texas covers 34.8% of the time as a visitor, having gone 8-15-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 52.0% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 13-12-0 SU.
The Angels have been a terrible Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 20-27-3.
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 25-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ariel Jurado has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.08 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 208 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 164 hitters and walked 87 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 5.07. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 453 base hits and 240 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 191 batters and struck out 373. 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 4.82.
As a team Texas is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Rangers hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 43 hits this season in 169 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 90. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .399. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 170 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .541. The Rangers have 423 hits, including 100 doubles and 77 home runs. Texas has walked 183 times so far this season and they have struck out 464 times as a unit. They have left 316 men on base and have a team OPS of .808. They score 5.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 275 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 22-28 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 204 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 244 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 424 base knocks and 245 earned runs this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 184 hitters and struck out 425 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.90.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 13th 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. Tommy La Stella comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .371. He has 43 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 143 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .566 with an OPS+ of 148. Mike Trout is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .459. He has collected 45 hits in 156 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 424 base hits, including 79 doubles and 67 homers. Los Angeles has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 308 occasions. They have had 344 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 236 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -156
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