Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Angel Stadium is the venue where Griffin Canning and the Los Angeles Angels (20-27, 5th in AL West) will play the Texas Rangers (22-27, 4th in AL West) on Wednesday.
As a squad, the Texas Rangers are compiling 4.1 runs per game, which is 19th in the league. They have accounted for 202 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .307. The Rangers have recorded 58 two-baggers as a team and have hit 58 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 192 RBI's and 384 base knocks this year, and their team batting average comes in at .235. Texas is slugging .385 and have been called out on strikes 472 times, while being walked on 151 occasions.
The Rangers have a team earned run average of 4.25 so far this year (17th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 399 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 154 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.16 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.59 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34. Rangers pitchers have relinquished 56 home runs in addition to 219 total runs (19th in the league).
The Rangers bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 34 save situations. The relievers have inherited 67 base runners this season with 25.4% of them crossed home plate. Rangers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 43 times as well as having 46 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 145 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen have notched 15 holds so far this season (28th in baseball). They have tallied 12 saves this season and have blown 6 of 18 save opportunities.
The Rangers have converted 68.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,927 innings on the field, which ranks them 24th in professional baseball. The Texas Rangers have amassed 1,309 putouts for the season, in addition to 467 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which ranks 17th in MLB, and they have turned 359 double plays.
Dunning (4-3 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.15 while he has gone up against 326 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 69 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) with 27 walks. His earned run average is 3.84 (33 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.241. Dunning has taken the ball for 77 frames and has tallied 83 punch outs during his career.
The Angels have a SLG% of .415 and they are scoring 4.45 runs per contest (14th in baseball). They have put up 70 doubles, while walking 122 times and putting up 209 runs. Los Angeles has recorded 60 home runs over the course of the season as well as 197 RBIs. They have been rung up on 403 occasions (19th in the league) and have 386 base hits. The Los Angeles Angels have recorded an OBP of .308 and a team batting average of .247 for the season.
The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.464 with a FIP of 4.58 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.42 (457 strikeouts vs 189 free passes). They are currently ranked 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 410. They have given up 68 home runs and they concede 5.70 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 259 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 5.26 (239 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 37 save situations, the Angels have accrued 18 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 19 save opportunities and they have earned 10 saves. Their relievers have come in 50 times in high leverage situations and on 71 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 38.8% of 98 inherited base runners. They rank 21st in baseball with a save rate of 52.6%, and they have dispatched 169 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 35 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .977 (30th in professional baseball). The Angels have accrued 398 assists, 39 errors and have earned a total of 1,229 putouts during this campaign. In 3,687 innings on the diamond, the Angels have earned a defensive efficiency of 66.3% (29th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Canning has given up 169 base hits while he has totaled 190 strikeouts in 180 frames. Canning (10-12 career record) has a 4.58 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 92 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.317 and a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.75 and he has gone up against 772 opposing batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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