Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-152) Texas (+120)
Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (38-67, 5th in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (52-53, 4th in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Angels coming in at -152 and the Rangers are at +120. The over/under opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Dylan Bundy and Jordan Lyles.
The Angels have earned 193 doubles as a unit and have knocked 138 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles is slugging .431 and have been rung up 899 times, while drawing a walk on 279 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.7 runs per game, which puts them at 11th in the league. They have accumulated 468 runs batted in as well as 903 hits this year, and their average at the plate is .254. They have a total of 490 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .315.
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The Angels hold a team earned run average of 4.78 for the year (25th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 988 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 403 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.29 as a unit so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.45 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Angels pitchers have given up 129 home runs and 533 total runs (26th in the league).
The Angels have sent 359 relievers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 229 runners so far this season with 39.3% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 26 saves this season and have blown 18 out of their 44 save opportunities. The Angels relievers have accumulated a save rate of 59.1% and has come into the game in 94 save situations. The relievers have recorded 49 holds so far this year (19th in the league). Angels relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 153 times as well as having 115 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have notched a total of 2,771 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 916 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which has them sitting 26th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 709 double plays. The Angels have converted 68.0% of balls in play into outs in their 8,313 innings, which has them sitting at 26th in pro baseball.
Bundy has taken the hill for 754 innings and has tallied 744 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.75 (398 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.312. He has given up 740 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 250 free passes. Bundy (45-56 career record) has a FIP of 4.67 and he has faced 3,224 hitters in the majors.
Texas has a total of 118 home runs so far this year and 388 RBIs. They have 128 two-baggers, while getting a free base 306 times and notching 405 runs. The Texas Rangers have an OBP of .295 and a batting average of .226 on the year. The Rangers have a slugging percentage of .374 and they tally 3.86 runs per game (28th in the league). They have been rung up on 926 occasions (16th in the league) and have notched a total of 782 base hits.
The Texas pitching staff have conceded 519 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.69 (480 earned runs yielded). They have given up 149 dingers and they allow 5.07 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.349 and have a FIP of 4.65 as a staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.52 (826 strikeouts against 328 walks). They are sitting at 26th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 914.
Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.1% out of 144 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 87 times in high leverage situations in addition to 93 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 69 save situations, the Rangers have earned 35 holds and 15 blown saves. They rank 26th in MLB with a save percentage of 54.5%, and they have sent 317 relief pitchers onto the field so far this season. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 33 save chances and they have earned 18 saves.
In their 8,289 innings played, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (20th in pro baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 92 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in professional baseball). The Rangers have 957 assists, 59 errors and have earned a total of 2,763 putouts for the year.
Lyles (49-73 career record) has earned a 5.20 earned run average and has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and he has gone up against 4,768 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 625 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.439 and having a FIP of 4.7. Thus far in his career, Lyles has allowed 1,182 hits while he has tallied 822 strikeouts in 1,081 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-152)
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