Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (-142) Rangers (+131)
Joey Gallo and the Texas Rangers (3-8, 5th in AL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (5-8, 3rd in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Angels coming in at -142 and the Rangers are at +131. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Patrick Sandoval and Kolby Allard.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/7/2020 Jose Quijada RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/7/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/7/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Probable for Aug 7
8/6/2020 Jo Adell CF Quadriceps Probable for 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
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 Rougned Odor 2B Oblique Probable for Aug 7
8/6/2020 Rafael Montero RP Elbow 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 5-8 overall record this season. Sandoval has taken the ball for 43 innings and has earned 46 punchouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.80 (23 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.369. He has given up 39 base hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 20 free passes. Sandoval (0-4 career record) holds a FIP of 4.64 and he has faced 186 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 52 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 111 base hits and 60 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 56 batters and struck out 114. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .217, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. David Fletcher is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .410. He has 17 hits this season in 51 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 167. Brian Goodwin is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 38 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .553. The Angels have 96 hits, including 16 doubles and 22 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 57 times so far this season and they have struck out 107 times as a unit. They have left 87 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Allard (4-2 career mark) has earned a 4.77 earned run average and has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.71 and he has gone up against 225 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Thus far in his career, Allard has conceded 54 hits while he has tallied 36 strikeouts in 49 innings. He has conceded 26 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.527 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.47 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 43 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 75 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 53 hitters and struck out 100 batters. They give up a walk 5.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .208, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.7 hits per contest. Joey Gallo comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .362. He has 10 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 40 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .550 with an OPS+ of 158. Todd Frazier is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 11 hits in 38 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 162 and a slugging percentage of .553. The Rangers as a unit have 74 base hits, including 16 doubles and 11 homers. Texas has walked 39 times this year and they have struck out on 94 occasions. They have had 73 men left on base and have an OPS of .652. They have scored 3.27 runs per game and totaled 36 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers (+131)
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