Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-125) Texas (-105)
Packy Naughton and the Los Angeles Angels (74-82, 4th in AL West) head to Globe Life Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (57-99, 5th in AL West). The odds on this game have the Angels priced at -125 and the Rangers are at -105. The O/U is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Packy Naughton and A.J. Alexy.
Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .408 and have struck out 1,348 times, while taking a walk on 445 occasions. They have accumulated 663 runs batted in as well as 1,282 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .245. The Angels have accumulated 256 doubles as a unit and have knocked 185 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 695 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .310. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.5 runs per game, which is 17th in baseball.
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The Angels have an earned run average of 4.71 so far this year (22nd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,405 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 572 batters and their FIP is 4.28 as a team on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.46 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.38. Angels pitchers have surrendered 185 long balls and also 780 runs (23rd in MLB).
The Angels have sent 536 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 348 runners over the course of the season and 38.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 38 saves on the year and have blown 24 of their 62 save opportunities. The Angels relievers have recorded a save percentage of 61.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 131 save situations. The bullpen have notched 67 holds on the season (23rd in MLB). Angels bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 230 times as well as having 163 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have notched a total of 4,112 putouts for the season, as well as 1,358 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which puts them in 18th in baseball, and have accumulated 1,067 double plays. The Angels have converted 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 12,336 innings on the field, which has them sitting 29th in the majors.
Naughton has taken the ball for 20 frames and has accounted for 12 punch outs in his MLB career. Naughton (0-3 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 5.63 while he has faced 95 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 5.23 (12 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.645. He has allowed 23 base hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has 11 free passes.
The Rangers hold a team SLG% of .374 and they tally 3.83 runs per game (29th in baseball). They have notched 217 two-baggers, while taking a walk 417 times and notching 598 runs. Texas has accounted for 160 home runs on the year and 571 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,342 occasions (17th in the league) and have 1,204 hits. The Texas Rangers have compiled an OBP of .294 and a batting average of .231 this season.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.351 and have a FIP of 4.80 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.40 (1,195 strikeouts against 498 walks). They are currently ranked 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,353. They have surrendered 228 dingers and they relinquish 5.14 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Texas pitching staff have allowed 783 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.80 (730 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 112 save situations, the Rangers have compiled 61 holds and also 20 blown saves. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 49 save chances and they have walked away with 29 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 129 times in high leverage situations and on 141 occasions with runners on base. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.1% out of their 218 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 19th in the league with a save rate of 59.2%, and they have sent 486 relievers onto the field on the year.
Out of their 12,333 innings played, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in pro baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 142 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (12th in MLB). The Rangers have accrued 1,416 assists, 80 errors and have amassed 4,111 putouts for the season.
In his MLB career, Alexy has conceded 10 base knocks and he has 15 strikeouts in 18 innings. He has allowed a total of 10 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.389 and having a FIP of 6.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.00 and he has faced 78 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Alexy (2-1 career win-loss record) has a 5.00 ERA while allowing 5.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-125)
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