Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-128) Texas (+108)
Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers (9-14, 5th in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (11-10, 3rd in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Wednesday. The Rangers open this game at +108 while the Angels are coming in at -128. The total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Alex Cobb and Dane Dunning.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .444 and have been called out on strikes 179 times, while drawing a walk on 54 occasions. They have tallied 95 runs batted in as well as 196 hits this year, while their batting average comes in at .267. The Angels have accumulated 28 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 32 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 106 runs scored and hold an OBP of .325. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are compiling 5.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in MLB.
Angels pitchers have surrendered 22 home runs in addition to 118 runs in total (30th in the league). They have walked 80 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.72 as a unit on the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Angels have compiled a team earned run average of 5.17 this year (30th in the league), and the staff has struck out 222 hitters.
Angels pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 35 times as well as having 24 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 6 holds this year (26th in MLB). The Angels bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 44.4% and has come into the game in 15 save situations. They have earned 4 saves for the year and have blown 5 out of their 9 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 43 runners on the season with 53.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Angels have dispatched 74 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Angels have turned 65.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,680 innings, ranking them 30th in the majors. The Los Angeles Angels have notched a total of 560 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 191 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .974 which ranks 29th in baseball, and they have twisted 151 double plays.
Cobb has taken the ball for 931 innings and is sitting with 739 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.91 (405 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.270. He has given up 911 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 272 walks. Cobb (56-58 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.02 while facing 3,913 hitters in the majors.
The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .363 and they earn 3.91 runs per contest (23rd in MLB). They have put up 20 doubles, while getting a free base 72 times as well as earning 90 runs. Texas has 26 home runs so far this year to go along with 86 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 248 occasions (1st in baseball) and have earned a total of 174 base knocks. The Texas Rangers hold a team OBP of .305 in addition to a batting average of .227 for the season.
The Texas pitching staff have given up 113 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.72 (106 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 35 dingers and they yield 5.03 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.360 with a FIP of 4.53 as a staff for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.08 (191 strikeouts vs 62 free passes). They are currently ranked 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 213.
Texas relievers have an inherited score percentage of 17.9% out of 28 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 17 times in high leverage situations and on 16 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 15 save situations, the Rangers have recorded 6 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in MLB with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 67 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Texas has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 8 save chances and they have tallied 4 saves.
Out of their 1,824 innings played, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (28th in pro baseball). The Texas Rangers have twisted 19 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in baseball). The Rangers have accrued 206 assists, 15 errors and have a tally of 608 putouts for the season.
Dunning (3-0 career mark) has earned a 3.66 ERA while allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.12 and he has faced 217 opposing batters so far in his career. He has allowed 21 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.161 and having a FIP of 3.5. During his pro baseball career, Dunning has allowed 43 hits while totaling 53 punch outs in 51 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (+108)
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