Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/10/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (-165) Rangers (+152)
Globe Life Park is the site where Nick Solak and the Texas Rangers (14-27, 5th in AL West) will play the Los Angeles Angels (17-26, 4th in AL West) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Angels coming in at -165 and the Rangers are at +152. The over/under opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Dylan Bundy and Kyle Gibson.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/8/2020 Franklin Barreto 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/8/2020 Luis Rengifo 2B Thumb Probable for Sep 9
9/8/2020 David Fletcher SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/8/2020 Justin Upton LF Wrist Probable for Sep 9
8/31/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/8/2020 Shin-Soo Choo LF Hand Probable for Sep 9
9/6/2020 Joely Rodriguez RP Hamstring Out for the season
9/5/2020 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/5/2020 Danny Santana 1B Elbow Out for the season
9/5/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder Out for the season
8/31/2020 Rougned Odor 2B Eye Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/30/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/20/2020 Willie Calhoun DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 17-26 overall record this season. Bundy has thrown 665 frames and has accumulated 657 punchouts during his career. His ERA is 4.51 (333 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.301. He has given up 647 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 218 free passes. Bundy (42-47 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.65 while he has faced 2,830 batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 173 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 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 5.16. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 359 base hits and 215 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 152 batters and struck out 356. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .241, good for 17th in the league. The Angels hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .398. He has 43 hits this season in 143 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .671 and an OPS+ of 184. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .194 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .296. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .363. The Angels have 345 hits, including 66 doubles and 60 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 182 times so far this season and they have struck out 360 times as a unit. They have left 303 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 210 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Gibson (68-72 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.57 earned run average while surrendering 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.15 and he has faced 4,889 batters during his career. So far in his pro baseball career, Gibson has surrendered 1,190 hits and he has 883 punchouts in 1,129 innings. He has conceded a total of 574 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.418 and having a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 160 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 321 base knocks and 202 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 171 hitters and struck out 353 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .214, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. Nick Solak comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .337. He has 41 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 147 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .381 with an OPS+ of 97. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 42 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Rangers as a unit have 284 base hits, including 56 doubles and 37 homers. Texas has walked 127 times this year and they have struck out on 349 occasions. They have had 249 men left on base and have an OPS of .638. They have scored 3.68 runs per game and totaled 151 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels (-165)
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