Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-162) Texas (+152)
Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (9-13, 5th in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (10-10, 3rd in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Tuesday. The Rangers open this matchup at +152 while the Angels are priced at -162. The over/under opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Jose Quintana and Mike Foltynewicz.
The Angels have earned 25 two-baggers as a team and have hit 29 baseballs out of the stadium. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .431 and have been called out on strikes 175 times, while drawing a walk on 51 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB. They have accrued 86 RBI's and 180 hits this season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .260. They have tallied 97 runs scored while having a team OBP of .319.
The Angels hold a team ERA of 5.23 on the year (30th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 210 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 78 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.76 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.69 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.42. Angels pitchers have conceded 21 home runs and 114 runs in total (30th in MLB).
The Angels relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 44.4% and has entered the game in 15 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 42 runners for the season with 54.8% of those players crossed home plate. Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 34 times as well as having 24 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have dispatched 71 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have a total of 6 holds on the campaign (25th in the league). They have compiled 4 saves so far this season and have missed out on 5 out of their 9 chances to save the game.
The Los Angeles Angels have amassed 533 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 179 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .973 which has them ranked 30th in MLB, and they have twisted 144 double plays. The Angels have converted 64.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,599 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 30th in the majors.
Quintana has taken the ball for 1,505 frames and has earned 1,327 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.76 (629 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.272. He has allowed 1,482 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 433 free passes. Quintana (83-78 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.64 while he has gone up against 6,298 batters during his time in the major leagues.
Texas has knocked in 25 home runs this season as well as 82 RBIs. They have notched 19 two-baggers, while taking a walk 70 times and putting up 86 runs. The Texas Rangers have accounted for an OBP of .307 as well as a team batting average of .229 for the year. The Rangers have a team slugging % of .366 and they have an average of 3.91 runs per game (22nd in baseball). They have been rung up on 236 occasions (1st in the league) and have totaled 168 base hits.
The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 104 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.52 (97 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 32 homers and they concede 4.84 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.325 with a FIP of 4.38 as a staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.17 (187 strikeouts vs 59 bases on balls). They rank 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 197.
Texas has had relief pitchers take the mound in 8 save opportunities and they have walked away with 4 saves. They are ranked 22nd in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 64 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 17 times in high leverage situations and on 15 occasions with runners on. Texas relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 19.2% out of their 26 inherited runners. Sitting with 15 save situations, the Rangers have accumulated 6 holds in addition to 4 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 19 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (22nd in pro baseball). The Rangers have accrued 199 assists, 15 errors and have notched a total of 581 putouts over the course of the season. In 1,743 innings on the field, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (27th in MLB).
So far in his career, Foltynewicz has allowed 692 hits while accumulating 677 strikeouts in 708 innings pitched. He has surrendered 343 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.325 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 and he has faced 3,042 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Foltynewicz (44-45 career mark) is the owner of a 4.36 earned run average and has given up 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+152)
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