Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+100) Texas (-125)
Janson Junk and the Los Angeles Angels (74-82, 4th in AL West) are headed to Globe Life Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (57-99, 5th in AL West). The Rangers open this matchup at -125 while the Angels are priced at +100. The over/under opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Janson Junk and Taylor Hearn.
Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .408 and have struck out 1,348 times, while drawing a walk on 445 occasions. They have tallied 663 RBI's and 1,282 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is .245. The Angels have recorded 256 doubles as a unit and have smacked 185 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 695 runs and have an on-base percentage of .310. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are compiling 4.5 runs per game, which is 17th in baseball.
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The Angels have compiled a team ERA of 4.71 on the year (22nd in the league), and they have struck out 1,405 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 572 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.28 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.46 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Angels pitchers have conceded 185 home runs and 780 runs in total (23rd in baseball).
The Angels have sent 536 relievers to the mound this season. The relievers have inherited 348 base runners so far this season and 38.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have 38 saves for the year and have blown 24 out of their 62 save opportunities. The Angels relievers have a save percentage of 61.3% and has entered the game in 131 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 67 holds on the campaign (23rd in the league). Angels bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 230 times in addition to having 163 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels are sitting with 4,112 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,358 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which is 19th in pro baseball, and they have turned 1,067 double plays. The Angels have converted 68.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,336 innings on the field, which ranks them 29th in baseball.
Junk has taken the ball for 12 innings and has accounted for 5 K's during his career. Junk (0-1 mark in his career) has a FIP of 8.25 and he has gone up against 51 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.75 (5 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.250. He has given up 13 base knocks (9.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 2 walks.
The Texas Rangers have accounted for an OBP of .294 and a team batting average of .231 so far this year. They have been rung up on 1,342 instances (18th in the league) and have 1,204 base hits. Texas has 160 home runs this season as well as 571 runs batted in. The Rangers hold a team slugging percentage of .374 and they earn 3.83 runs per contest (29th in baseball). They have 217 doubles, while getting a free base 417 times as well as notching 598 runs.
The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 783 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.80 (730 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 228 HR's and they give up 5.14 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.351 in addition to having a FIP of 4.80 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.40 (1,195 strikeouts vs 498 walks). They rank 27th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,353.
Texas relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.1% out of their 218 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 129 times in high leverage situations and on 141 occasions with runners on. With 112 save situations, the Rangers have 61 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. They rank 19th in baseball with a save percentage of 59.2%, and they have sent 486 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. Texas has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 49 save chances and they have tallied 29 saves.
The Texas Rangers have twisted 142 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in baseball). The Rangers have racked up 1,416 assists, 80 errors and have earned 4,111 putouts for the season. Out of their 12,333 innings on the diamond, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in baseball).
Hearn (6-6 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.71 ERA while surrendering 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.02 and he has gone up against 504 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 61 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.389 and having a FIP of 4.9. During his career, Hearn has surrendered 106 hits while he has tallied 113 K's in 116 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+100)
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