Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (-155) Rangers (+143)
Todd Frazier and the Texas Rangers (3-7, 5th in AL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (4-8, 4th in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Friday. The Angels open this matchup at -155 while the Rangers are coming in at +143. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Griffin Canning and Jordan Lyles.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/6/2020 Jo Adell CF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/5/2020 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/4/2020 Cam Bedrosian RP Thigh Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/4/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
8/2/2020 Jose Quijada RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
8/2/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Probable for Aug 6
7/27/2020 Jose Suarez SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/6/2020 Rafael Montero RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/6/2020 Rougned Odor 2B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/4/2020 Greg Bird 1B Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/2/2020 Danny Santana CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/30/2020 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
7/28/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 4-8 overall record this season. Canning (5-7 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.24 while facing 429 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.46 (50 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.228. He has surrendered 90 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 34 walks. Canning has taken the mound for 101 frames and has earned 108 K's thus far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 52 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 108 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 56 batters and struck out 104. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .217, good for 19th in the league. The Angels hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Brian Goodwin is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 10 hits this season in 34 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .588 and an OPS+ of 177. David Fletcher is hitting .348 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .429. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 46 at bats. His OPS+ is 180 while his slugging percentage is at .543. The Angels have 89 hits, including 14 doubles and 20 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 54 times so far this season and they have struck out 100 times as a unit. They have left 81 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 60 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his career, Lyles has surrendered 994 base knocks and he has 699 punchouts in 915 innings pitched. He has surrendered 520 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.437 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.18 and he has faced 4,035 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Lyles (43-61 career mark) has a 5.11 ERA while giving up 9.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.75 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 41 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 69 base knocks and 44 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 48 hitters and struck out 92 batters. They give up a walk 5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .194, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .339 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.2 hits per contest. Todd Frazier comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .359. He has 9 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .471 with an OPS+ of 140. Joey Gallo is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 10 hits in 37 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 176 and a slugging percentage of .595. The Rangers as a unit have 62 base hits, including 15 doubles and 9 homers. Texas has walked 37 times this year and they have struck out on 89 occasions. They have had 65 men left on base and have an OPS of .621. They have scored 3.2 runs per game and totaled 32 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers (+143)
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