Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/21/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+175) Angels (-190)
Angel Stadium is the venue where Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (23-31, 4th in AL West) will take on the Texas Rangers (19-34, 5th in AL West) on Monday. The Rangers open this contest at +175 while the Angels are priced at -190. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson and Dylan Bundy.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/20/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/20/2020 Ronald Guzman 1B Hamstring Probable for Sep 21
9/19/2020 Shin-Soo Choo LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/14/2020 Elvis Andrus SS Back 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
9/9/2020 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
9/20/2020 Franklin Barreto 2B Shoulder Out for the season
9/15/2020 Parker Markel RP Undisclosed Out for the season
7/23/2020 Justin Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 19-34 overall record this season. Gibson has taken the mound for 1,144 innings and has earned 895 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 4.55 (579 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.417. He has given up 1,204 base hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 417 walks. Gibson (69-73 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.40 while he has gone up against 4,949 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the bullpen and they've struck out 201 hitters and walked 103 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 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 406 base hits and 249 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 213 batters and struck out 429. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
As a team Texas is hitting .213, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Rougned Odor is hitting .161 with an on-base percentage of .208. He has 18 hits this season in 112 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 54. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 181 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .370. The Rangers have 354 hits, including 70 doubles and 47 home runs. Texas has walked 146 times so far this season and they have struck out 470 times as a unit. They have left 299 men on base and have a team OPS of .631. They score 3.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 186 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 23-31 overall mark this year. Bundy (43-48 career record) has earned a 4.53 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.04 and he has faced 2,873 batters thus far in his career. During his pro baseball career, Bundy has surrendered 657 base knocks while he has totaled 671 strikeouts in 675 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 340 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.301 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 216 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 439 base knocks and 261 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 173 hitters and struck out 455 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .397. He has 53 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 181 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .619 with an OPS+ of 174. Shohei Ohtani is hitting .200 this season and he has an OBP of .294. He has collected 27 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .378. The Angels as a unit have 442 base hits, including 89 doubles and 76 homers. Los Angeles has walked 219 times this year and they have struck out on 425 occasions. They have had 380 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.98 runs per game and totaled 264 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels (-190)
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