Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Monday, August 2, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-147) Texas (+115)
Jose Suarez and the Los Angeles Angels (52-52, 4th in AL West) are headed to Globe Life Field on Monday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (37-67, 5th in AL West). The Angels open this matchup at -147 while the Rangers are coming in at +115. The total has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Jose Suarez and Dane Dunning.
Los Angeles is slugging .432 and have been rung up 891 times, while taking a walk on 276 occasions. They have accounted for 465 RBI's and 898 base knocks this year, and their team batting average is sitting at .255. The Angels have accrued 192 doubles as a unit and have hit 137 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 487 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .316. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which is 11th in MLB.
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The Angels have a team earned run average of 4.75 for the season (25th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 981 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 400 hitters and their FIP is 4.27 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.45 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Angels pitchers have allowed 127 home runs in addition to 525 runs in total (27th in the league).
Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 151 times in addition to having 114 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 49 holds on the year (18th in MLB). The Angels bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 59.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 94 save situations. They have compiled 26 saves on the year and have blown 18 of their 44 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 226 runners on the season with 38.9% of them crossed the plate. The Angels have sent 356 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Los Angeles Angels have a tally of 2,744 putouts this year, as well as 909 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which has them ranked 26th in baseball, and they have twisted 702 double plays. The Angels have turned 68.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,232 innings, which has them sitting at 25th in baseball.
Suarez (6-12 career mark) sits with a FIP of 6.04 and he has gone up against 586 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 146 base knocks (10.3 hits per 9 innings) with 56 walks. His ERA is 6.42 (91 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.582. Suarez has thrown 127 innings and has 115 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .372 and they score 3.86 runs per contest (28th in the league). They have hit 127 two-baggers, while getting a free base 306 times as well as racking up 401 runs. Texas has 116 long balls this season to go along with 384 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 921 occasions (14th in MLB) and have 772 base hits. The Texas Rangers have an OBP of .295 in addition to a team batting average of .225 on the year.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.346 in addition to having a FIP of 4.65 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They rank 26th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 905. The Texas pitching staff have conceded 516 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.71 (477 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.54 (821 strikeouts against 323 walks). They have relinquished 149 dingers and they concede 5.09 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league).
Texas relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.6% of 142 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 87 times in high leverage situations and on 92 occasions with runners on. With 69 save situations, the Rangers have tallied 35 holds and 15 blown saves. They are currently ranked 26th in MLB holding a save percentage of 54.5%, and they have sent 314 relievers to the mound on the season. Texas has called on relievers to take the mound in 33 save opportunities and they have tallied 18 saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 91 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in professional baseball). The Rangers have recorded 946 assists, 59 errors and have earned a total of 2,736 putouts on the season. Out of their 8,208 innings played, the Rangers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (20th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Dunning has surrendered 121 base knocks while accumulating 125 strikeouts in 124 innings. Dunning (6-7 career mark) has a 4.14 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 57 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.331 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.84 and he has gone up against 526 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-147)
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