Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 4/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+148) Los Angeles (-160)
Jose Quintana and the Los Angeles Angels (8-6, 2nd in AL West) host the Texas Rangers (8-9, 4th in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. The Rangers open this matchup at +148 while the Angels are coming in at -160. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Mike Foltynewicz and Jose Quintana.
Texas has a slugging percentage of .348 and have struck out 180 times, while drawing a walk on 47 occasions. They have accounted for 62 RBI's and 125 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .222. The Rangers have accrued 16 two-baggers as a team and have hit 17 balls out of the park. They have racked up 65 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .294. As a team, the Texas Rangers are scoring 3.8 runs per game, which is 22nd in MLB.
Rangers pitchers have allowed 23 long balls and also 75 runs in total (21st in baseball). They have walked 45 opposing players and their FIP is 4.13 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.38 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.24. The Rangers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.03 so far this season (15th in MLB), and they have rung up 152 hitters.
The Rangers have dispatched 52 relievers to the mound this year. The relievers have inherited 21 base runners over the course of the season with 23.8% of those runners ended up scoring. They have tallied 4 saves for the season and have blown 4 of their 8 chances to save the game. The Rangers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 14 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 5 holds on the campaign (22nd in the league). Rangers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 13 times as well as having 16 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers are sitting with 456 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 150 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .979 which is 24th in MLB, and they have twisted 125 double plays. The Rangers have converted 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 1,368 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 20th in MLB.
Foltynewicz has taken the mound for 702 innings and has accounted for 671 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.36 (340 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.326. He has allowed 685 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 246 free passes. Foltynewicz (44-45 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.38 and he has gone up against 3,018 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Los Angeles Angels have a team OBP of .330 in addition to a batting average of .265 on the year. They have been rung up on 121 occasions (27th in baseball) and have earned a total of 129 base knocks. Los Angeles has compiled 18 home runs so far this season as well as 65 RBIs. The Angels have a slugging percentage of .422 and they score 5.36 runs per game (4th in the league). They have 16 doubles, while taking a walk 43 times and notching 75 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 74 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.75 (66 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 13 home runs and they relinquish 5.33 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.368 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.38 as a squad this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.87 (149 strikeouts against 52 walks). They are currently ranked 15th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 119.
Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 44.4% out of 27 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 16 times in high leverage situations and on 22 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 8 save situations, the Angels have tallied 3 holds and also 2 blown saves. They are ranked 15th in the league with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 50 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 5 save opportunities and they have recorded 3 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 7 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .967 (30th in professional baseball). The Angels have 129 assists, 17 errors and have earned 375 putouts for the year. In 1,125 innings on the diamond, the Angels have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 64.7% (30th in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, Quintana has surrendered 1,480 base knocks while totaling 1,319 K's in 1,500 innings pitched. Quintana (83-78 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.77 earned run average and has surrendered 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 628 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.273 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and he has gone up against 6,278 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-160)
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