Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels MLB Tips 8/27/2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Andrew Heaney
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (63-70, 4th in AL West) play the Texas Rangers (64-68, 3rd in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. The Rangers open this game at +131 while the Angels are priced at -141. The total opens at 8.
The Rangers have been a less than ideal pick for MLB bettors, having gone 64-68-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 47.4% of the time, going 63-70-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a good Under pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 60-68-4.
The Rangers cover 38.8% of the time as the away team, having gone 26-41-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 53.2% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 33-29-0 SU.
The Angels have been a solid Over pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 66-60-7.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/25/2019 Nomar Mazara RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/25/2019 Hunter Pence DH Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/24/2019 Jesse Chavez RP Elbow Out for the season
8/23/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/19/2019 Adrian Sampson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/19/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Out for the season
8/5/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/26/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/25/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/24/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/22/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Out for the season
8/19/2019 Justin Anderson RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 64-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 11-7 record with an earned run average of 3.17 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 171 strikeouts over his 167.2 innings pitched and he's given up 149 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 504 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 488 hitters and walked 214 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 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 4.94. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,236 base hits and 644 earned runs. They have allowed 189 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 464 batters and struck out 1,135. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Texas is hitting .247, good for 20th in the league. The Rangers hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .316. He has 136 hits this season in 487 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 82. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 460 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .465. The Rangers have 1,119 hits, including 247 doubles and 184 home runs. Texas has walked 441 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,308 times as a unit. They have left 877 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 5.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 661 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 63-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.31, Andrew Heaney has a 3-3 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 64.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 605 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 633 batters and walked 252 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.1. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,173 base knocks and 669 earned runs this season. They have given up 213 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 462 hitters and struck out 1,165 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.92.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .350. He has 138 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 475 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 100. Mike Trout is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .437. He has collected 130 hits in 443 at bats while driving in 99 runs. He has an OPS+ of 183 and a slugging percentage of .648. The Angels as a unit have 1,153 base hits, including 226 doubles and 189 homers. Los Angeles has walked 489 times this year and they have struck out on 1,002 occasions. They have had 930 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 666 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels (-141)
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