Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/8/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (-117) Rangers (+107)
Nick Solak and the Texas Rangers (13-26, 5th in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (17-25, 4th in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Tuesday. The Angels open this contest at -117 while the Rangers are coming in at +107. The O/U has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Julio Teheran and Lance Lynn.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/6/2020 Franklin Barreto LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/6/2020 Luis Rengifo 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/5/2020 Hoby Milner RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/3/2020 David Fletcher SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
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
9/6/2020 Joely Rodriguez RP Hamstring Out for the season
9/5/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder 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
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 17-25 overall record this season. Teheran has thrown 1,382 innings and has totaled 1,197 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 3.74 (574 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.218. He has conceded 1,215 hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 468 free passes. Teheran (77-75 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.35 and he has gone up against 5,762 opposing hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 169 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 350 base hits and 210 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 348. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 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 .242, good for 17th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 41 hits this season in 139 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .676 and an OPS+ of 185. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .192 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .297. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .367. The Angels have 339 hits, including 65 doubles and 59 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 180 times so far this season and they have struck out 351 times as a unit. They have left 295 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 209 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 13-26 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Lynn has given up 1,286 hits while he has accumulated 1,389 K's in 1,400 innings pitched. He has conceded 552 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.292 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 and he has gone up against 5,936 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Lynn (102-70 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.55 ERA while allowing 8.3 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.10 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 152 batters and walked 81 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.2 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 5.13. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 308 base knocks and 193 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 164 hitters and struck out 334 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 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 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .213, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .350 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 .342. He has 39 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .386 with an OPS+ of 100. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 39 hits in 132 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Rangers as a unit have 269 base hits, including 53 doubles and 36 homers. Texas has walked 121 times this year and they have struck out on 333 occasions. They have had 239 men left on base and have an OPS of .639. They have scored 3.59 runs per game and totaled 140 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers (+107)
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