Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-135) Texas (+110)
Spencer Howard and the Texas Rangers (39-68, 5th in AL West) play the Los Angeles Angels (53-54, 4th in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Thursday. The Rangers open this game at +110 while the Angels are priced at -135. The total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Dylan Bundy and Spencer Howard.
The Angels have accrued 197 doubles as a team and have smacked 139 balls out of the park. Los Angeles is slugging .430 and have been rung up 916 times, while being walked on 286 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 11th in MLB. They have 479 RBI's as well as 920 hits on the year, while their team batting average comes in at .254. They have a total of 502 runs while having a team OBP of .315.
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Angels pitchers have given up 130 home runs and 540 runs in total (26th in the league). They have walked 406 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.27 as a squad over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.48 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Angels have an ERA of 4.75 this season (25th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,005 batters.
Angels pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 154 times in addition to having 115 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 50 holds so far this season (19th in baseball). The Angels relievers have compiled a save rate of 59.1% and has come into the game in 95 save situations. They have recorded 26 saves this season and have not converted 18 out of their 44 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 231 runners on the season with 39.8% of those players crossed home plate. The Angels have dispatched 363 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Angels have converted 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,466 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 26th in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have a total of 2,822 putouts thus far, in addition to 936 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which has them ranked 26th in professional baseball, and they have turned 724 double plays.
Bundy has taken the hill for 754 innings and has accounted for 744 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Bundy (45-56 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.67 while facing 3,224 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.75 (398 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.312. He has surrendered 740 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 250 walks.
Texas has tallied 119 home runs on the campaign to go along with 393 RBIs. They have recorded 133 doubles, while taking a walk 309 times as well as earning 412 runs. The Texas Rangers have recorded an on-base percentage of .294 and a batting average of .225 over the course of the season. The Rangers have a team slugging % of .373 and they score 3.85 runs per contest (28th in MLB). They have struck out on 943 occasions (14th in the league) and have totaled 793 hits.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.348 with a FIP of 4.62 as a squad for the season. They are sitting at 26th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 931. The Texas pitching staff have given up 531 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.73 (493 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.52 (843 strikeouts against 335 bases on balls). They have surrendered 150 long balls and they relinquish 5.09 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB).
Sitting with 72 save situations, the Rangers have compiled 37 holds and also 15 blown saves. Texas has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 34 save chances and they have converted 19 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 87 times in high leverage situations and on 94 occasions with runners on base. Texas relievers hold an inherited score rate of 36.7% of 147 inherited base runners. They are ranked 24th in the league with a save percentage of 55.9%, and they have sent 323 relievers to the mound so far this season.
In 8,451 innings played, the Rangers have a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (20th in baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 92 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (10th in baseball). The Rangers have accrued 981 assists, 59 errors and have amassed 2,817 putouts over the course of the season.
Thus far in his career, Howard has given up 55 hits and he has 54 K's in 52 innings pitched. Howard (1-4 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 5.81 earned run average while conceding 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 34 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.557 and having a FIP of 4.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.00 and he has gone up against 240 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+110)
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