Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+185) Los Angeles (-200)
Angel Stadium is the venue where Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels (8-5, 2nd in AL West) will take on the Texas Rangers (7-9, 5th in AL West) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Rangers priced at +185 and the Angels are at -200. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jordan Lyles and Shohei Ohtani.
As a squad, the Texas Rangers are scoring 3.7 runs per game, which ranks them 24th in MLB. They have 59 runs scored and have an OBP of .296. The Rangers have hit 14 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 16 balls out of the park. They have 58 runs batted in and 117 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is at .221. Texas has a slugging % of .346 and have struck out 168 times, while drawing a walk on 45 occasions.
Rangers pitchers have conceded 22 long balls and 71 runs in total (20th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 43 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.20 as a unit over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.30 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. The Rangers have an ERA of 4.03 over the course of the season (15th in the league), and their staff has rung up 142 hitters.
The Rangers have dispatched 48 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 18 runners for the year and 22.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have 3 saves on the season and have blown 4 of 7 save opportunities. The Rangers relief pitchers have a save rate of 42.9% and stepped onto the hill in 12 save situations. The relievers have a total of 4 holds on the campaign (25th in baseball). Rangers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 11 times and also have had 14 appearances in high leverage situations.
Lyles has pitched in 982 innings and is sitting with 745 K's so far in his MLB career. Lyles (45-66 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.62 and he has gone up against 4,340 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.21 (569 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.440. He has given up 1,074 base knocks (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 341 free passes.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned a team on-base percentage of .331 in addition to a team batting average of .265 this season. They have struck out on 111 instances (27th in baseball) and have notched a total of 120 base knocks. Los Angeles has a total of 17 home runs for the year as well as 62 RBIs. The Angels have a SLG% of .425 and they average 5.46 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have hit 15 doubles, while taking a walk 41 times as well as putting up 71 runs.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.388 in addition to having a FIP of 3.45 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.74 (137 strikeouts against 50 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 8th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 111. They have conceded 12 long balls and they relinquish 5.28 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 68 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.73 (61 earned runs yielded).
Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 5 save chances and they have come away with 3 saves. They sit at 15th in MLB with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 46 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 16 times in high leverage situations in addition to 20 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.7% out of their 24 inherited base runners. With 8 save situations, the Angels have recorded 3 holds and also 2 blown saves.
So far in his pro baseball career, Ohtani has given up 43 base hits and he has 73 strikeouts in 58 innings. He has allowed 27 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.345 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. His K/BB ratio is 2.09 and he has gone up against 249 hitters during his career. Ohtani (4-3 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.19 earned run average and has allowed 6.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-200)
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