Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/9/2020
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Angels (-119) Rangers (+109)
Brian Goodwin and the Los Angeles Angels (5-9, 3rd in AL West) are headed to Globe Life Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (4-8, 4th in AL West). The Angels open this matchup at -119 while the Rangers are priced at +109. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Andrew Heaney and Lance Lynn.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/8/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/8/2020 Jose Quijada RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
8/8/2020 Dillon Peters SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/7/2020 Jo Adell CF Quadriceps Probable for Aug 8
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
8/7/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
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 5-9 overall record this season. Heaney has taken the mound for 453 innings and has tallied 445 punchouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.37 (220 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.243. He has given up 439 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 124 walks. Heaney (21-26 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.42 while going up against 1,906 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 56 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 116 base hits and 61 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 62 batters and struck out 122. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .216, good for 23rd in the league. The Angels hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Brian Goodwin is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 11 hits this season in 42 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 137. David Fletcher is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 55 at bats. His OPS+ is 162 while his slugging percentage is at .509. The Angels have 103 hits, including 18 doubles and 23 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 61 times so far this season and they have struck out 119 times as a unit. They have left 95 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 69 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his pro baseball career, Lynn has surrendered 1,254 base hits and he has 1,350 K's in 1,360 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 536 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.299 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 and he has faced 5,773 batters during his career. Lynn (99-68 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.55 ERA while allowing 8.3 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.93 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 50 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 82 base knocks and 53 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 57 hitters and struck out 112 batters. They give up a walk 5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .206, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.6 hits per contest. Todd Frazier comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .362. He has 12 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 42 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 150. Joey Gallo is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 10 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .550. The Rangers as a unit have 79 base hits, including 17 doubles and 11 homers. Texas has walked 45 times this year and they have struck out on 102 occasions. They have had 80 men left on base and have an OPS of .647. They have scored 3.33 runs per game and totaled 40 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers (+109)
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