Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/9/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (+100) Rangers (-120)
Isiah Kiner-Falefa and the Texas Rangers (13-27, 5th in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (17-25, 4th in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Angels coming in at +100 and the Rangers are at -120. The over/under opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Andrew Heaney and Kyle Cody.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/6/2020 Franklin Barreto 3B Shoulder Probable for Sep 8
9/6/2020 Luis Rengifo 2B Thumb Probable for 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
9/7/2020 Shin-Soo Choo LF Hand Probable for Sep 8
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 17-25 overall record this season. Heaney (23-28 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.31 and he has gone up against 2,027 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.39 (235 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.243. He has surrendered 465 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 134 free passes. Heaney has pitched in 482 innings and has accounted for 477 strikeouts in his career. 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 24th 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 17th 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. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .192 with an on-base percentage of .297. He has 23 hits this season in 120 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .367 and an OPS+ of 80. Mike Trout is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 139 at bats. His OPS+ is 185 while his slugging percentage is at .676. 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 13-27 overall mark this year. Cody has allowed 2 base knocks while he has tallied 8 strikeouts in 7 innings. He has given up no earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.986 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.1. His SO/W ratio is 1.60 and he has faced 27 opposing batters. Cody (0-1 win-loss record) gives up 2.5 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 157 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.2 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 5.22. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 315 base knocks and 201 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 169 hitters and struck out 344 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .213, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. Isiah Kiner-Falefa comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .354. He has 41 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 136 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .397 with an OPS+ of 106. Nick Solak is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 40 hits in 144 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .382. The Rangers as a unit have 275 base hits, including 54 doubles and 36 homers. Texas has walked 124 times this year and they have struck out on 341 occasions. They have had 243 men left on base and have an OPS of .635. They have scored 3.6 runs per game and totaled 144 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels (+100)
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