Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+148) Los Angeles (-160)
Kohei Arihara and the Texas Rangers (7-9, 5th in AL West) head to Angel Stadium on Monday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Angels (8-5, 1st in AL West). The Angels open this matchup at -160 while the Rangers are priced at +148. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Kohei Arihara and Dylan Bundy.
As a team, the Texas Rangers are knocking in 3.9 runs per game, which puts them at 23rd in the league. They have notched a total of 58 runs and have an OBP of .299. The Rangers have accrued 13 two-baggers as a team and have hit 16 balls out of the stadium. They have 57 RBI's and 112 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .226. Texas is slugging .357 and have struck out 157 times, while being walked on 40 occasions.
The Rangers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.33 for the season (16th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 132 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.07 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. Rangers pitchers have surrendered 22 home runs and 71 total runs (22nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 43 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.49 as a team this year.
The Rangers bullpen have a save percentage of 42.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 12 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 18 runners so far this season and 22.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. Rangers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 10 times as well as having 12 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have dispatched 46 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen have 4 holds on the year (24th in baseball). They have accumulated 3 saves over the course of the season and have blown 4 of 7 save chances.
Arihara (1-1 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.50 while he has gone up against 57 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 14 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 1 free passes. His ERA is 3.07 (5 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.023. Arihara has thrown 14 innings and has earned 7 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
Los Angeles has accumulated 17 home runs this year to go along with 62 RBIs. They have recorded 15 doubles, while getting a free base 41 times as well as putting up 71 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have an OBP of .331 as well as a team batting average of .265 for the season. The Angels have a SLG% of .425 and they average 5.46 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have been rung up on 111 instances (27th in the league) and have totaled 120 base hits.
The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.388 and have a FIP of 3.51 as a staff this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 (137 strikeouts against 50 bases on balls). They are sitting at 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 111. They have surrendered 12 homers and they allow 5.28 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 68 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.73 (61 earned runs conceded).
Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score rate of 41.7% out of their 24 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 16 times in high leverage situations in addition to 20 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 8 save situations, the Angels have earned 3 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in MLB holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 46 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this year. Los Angeles has called on relievers to enter the contest in 5 save opportunities and they have tallied 3 saves.
Thus far in his career, Bundy has surrendered 677 base hits while tallying 696 punch outs in 699 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 350 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.295 and a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.05 and he has gone up against 2,972 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. Bundy (44-49 career mark) has a 4.51 ERA while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-160) and under 9 runs
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