Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-125) Texas (+100)
Glenn Otto and the Texas Rangers (58-99, 5th in AL West) host the Los Angeles Angels (74-83, 4th in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Thursday. The Angels open this matchup at -125 while the Rangers are coming in at +100. The O/U is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Alex Cobb and Glenn Otto.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, which is 17th in the league. They have accumulated 697 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .309. The Angels have tallied 257 doubles as a squad and have smacked 186 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 665 runs batted in as well as 1,286 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is at .244. Los Angeles is slugging .407 and have been called out on strikes 1,352 times, while being walked on 447 occasions.
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The Angels have compiled a team earned run average of 4.71 for the season (22nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,410 hitters. They have walked 576 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.27 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.45 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.39. Angels pitchers have conceded 185 long balls and also 785 runs in total (23rd in MLB).
Angels pitchers have entered the game with runners on 231 times in addition to having 163 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 67 holds on the campaign (23rd in MLB). The Angels relievers have recorded a save percentage of 61.3% and has come into the game in 131 save situations. They have earned 38 saves so far this year and have blown 24 out of their 62 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 349 runners on the campaign and 38.1% of those players crossed the plate. The Angels have sent 540 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Angels have converted 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 12,408 innings on the field, which ranks them 29th in the majors. The Los Angeles Angels have accounted for 4,136 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,370 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which has them ranked 18th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 1,075 double plays.
Cobb (63-60 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.92 and he has faced 4,214 opposing batters in the majors. He has given up 971 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 298 walks. His ERA is 3.84 (429 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.262. Cobb has thrown 1,005 innings and has tallied 811 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Texas Rangers hold an on-base percentage of .294 as well as a team batting average of .232 so far this season. They have struck out on 1,347 occasions (20th in MLB) and have earned 1,213 hits. Texas has hit 160 home runs on the year to go along with 576 RBIs. The Rangers hold a team slugging % of .374 and they tally 3.84 runs per game (29th in baseball). They have recorded 218 doubles, while getting a free base 421 times and racking up 603 runs.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.347 in addition to having a FIP of 4.79 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.40 (1,199 strikeouts against 500 walks). They come in at 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,357. They have surrendered 229 long balls and they yield 5.12 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 785 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.78 (732 earned runs given up).
Texas relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.1% out of their 218 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 129 times in high leverage situations and also on 141 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 116 save situations, the Rangers have earned 64 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. They are ranked 18th in MLB holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 490 relief pitchers to the mound this season. Texas has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 50 save opportunities and they have converted 30 saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 143 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in baseball). The Rangers have accrued 1,423 assists, 80 errors and have amassed 4,138 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 12,414 innings on the diamond, the Rangers hold a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (11th in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, Otto has conceded 26 base knocks while he has earned 26 strikeouts in 21 innings. Otto (0-3 career mark) has a 8.02 earned run average and has allowed 11.0 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 19 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.547 and a FIP of 3.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.71 and he has gone up against 98 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-125)
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