Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-145) Texas (+135)
Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (9-12, 5th in AL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (9-10, 4th in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Monday. The Rangers open this game at +135 while the Angels are priced at -145. The total opens at 9. The men taking the mound are Shohei Ohtani and Jordan Lyles.
The Angels have accumulated 23 doubles as a team and have hit 26 balls out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .438 and have been rung up 163 times, while being walked on 49 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 5th in baseball. They have recorded 80 runs batted in and 168 hits so far this year, and their team batting average sits at .268. They are sitting with 91 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .327.
The Angels hold a team earned run average of 4.83 this year (28th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 192 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.70 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.39. Angels pitchers have given up 17 home runs and 96 runs in total (26th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 71 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.52 as a team so far this year.
Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 30 times in addition to having 21 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 5 holds this year (27th in MLB). The Angels bullpen have a save rate of 37.5% and stepped onto the hill in 13 save situations. They have recorded 3 saves so far this season and have blown 5 of their 8 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 35 base runners on the campaign with 48.6% of them earned a run for their team. The Angels have sent 64 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Angels have converted 65.4% of balls in play into outs out of 1,446 innings, ranking them 30th in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have earned a total of 482 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 160 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .973 which has them sitting 29th in MLB, and they have turned 130 double plays.
Ohtani (4-3 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.91 while he has faced 268 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 44 base knocks (6.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 41 walks. His ERA is 3.92 (27 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.371. Ohtani has taken the mound for 62 frames and has earned 80 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Rangers have a team SLG% of .358 and they score 4.05 runs per game (20th in the league). They have hit 16 doubles, while walking 68 times and notching 81 runs. Texas has hit 23 HRs over the course of the season and 77 RBIs. They have been rung up on 218 occasions (1st in baseball) and have tallied 146 base knocks. The Texas Rangers have tallied an on-base percentage of .304 as well as a batting average of .221 so far this season.
The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 94 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.42 (87 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 31 homers and they allow 4.78 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.282 and have a FIP of 4.40 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.52 (176 strikeouts vs 50 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 28th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 177.
With 15 save situations, the Rangers have accrued 6 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 8 save opportunities and they have walked away with 4 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 17 times in high leverage situations and on 15 occasions with base runners. Texas relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 19.2% out of 26 inherited base runners. They sit at 22nd in MLB with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 59 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season.
The Texas Rangers have turned 18 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (20th in baseball). The Rangers have accrued 175 assists, 13 errors and have earned a total of 531 putouts during this campaign. In their 1,593 innings played, the Rangers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (24th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Lyles has conceded 1,079 hits while he has earned 750 punch outs in 988 frames. Lyles (45-67 mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.21 ERA while allowing 9.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 572 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.436 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and he has faced 4,363 opposing hitters in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas (+135) and under 9 runs
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