Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/19/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+174) Angels (-189)
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (21-30, 4th in AL West) host the Texas Rangers (18-32, 5th in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Saturday. The Rangers open this game at +174 while the Angels are priced at -189. The total is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Lance Lynn and Andrew Heaney.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/14/2020 Elvis Andrus SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/13/2020 Shin-Soo Choo LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/13/2020 Jose Trevino C Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/11/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/9/2020 Danny Santana 1B Elbow Out for the season
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
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
9/15/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Out for the season
9/8/2020 Franklin Barreto 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 18-32 overall record this season. Lynn has pitched in 1,414 frames and has 1,405 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.53 (554 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.287. He has surrendered 1,293 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 527 free passes. Lynn (104-70 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.66 while he has gone up against 5,990 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 197 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 387 base hits and 240 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 206 batters and struck out 420. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Texas is hitting .214, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Rougned Odor is hitting .157 with an on-base percentage of .207. He has 17 hits this season in 108 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .352 and an OPS+ of 47. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 174 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .385. The Rangers have 342 hits, including 68 doubles and 45 home runs. Texas has walked 145 times so far this season and they have struck out 449 times as a unit. They have left 290 men on base and have a team OPS of .636. They score 3.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 181 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 21-30 overall mark this year. Heaney (24-29 career record) has earned a 4.39 earned run average while allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.62 and he has faced 2,077 batters during his career. So far in his MLB career, Heaney has surrendered 478 base knocks while totaling 489 K's in 494 frames. He has given up 241 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.241 and having a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 211 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 427 base knocks and 256 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 172 hitters and struck out 434 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .400. He has 51 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 173 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .630 with an OPS+ of 176. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .189 this season and he has an OBP of .287. He has collected 25 hits in 132 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 73 and a slugging percentage of .348. The Angels as a unit have 423 base hits, including 84 doubles and 73 homers. Los Angeles has walked 212 times this year and they have struck out on 416 occasions. They have had 365 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 4.98 runs per game and totaled 254 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers (+174)
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