Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+165) Los Angeles (-217)
Glenn Otto and the Texas Rangers (47-86, 5th in AL West) go to Angel Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (66-68, 4th in AL West). The Rangers open this contest at +165 while the Angels are priced at -217. The over/under is set at 7. The pitchers expected to start will be Glenn Otto and Shohei Ohtani.
The Rangers have tallied 184 two-baggers as a team and have hit 146 baseballs out of the park. Texas has a slugging rate of .378 and have been called out on strikes 1,145 times, while drawing a walk on 362 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are knocking in 3.9 runs per contest, which has them at 28th in baseball. They have accumulated 491 runs batted in and 1,016 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average comes in at .229. They have accumulated 516 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .294.
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The Rangers have compiled a team ERA of 4.70 for the year (25th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,026 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.43 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have conceded 194 home runs and 664 runs in total (24th in the league). They have walked 423 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.76 as a team on the year.
The Rangers have dispatched 412 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 182 base runners on the season with 34.1% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 23 saves on the year and have not converted 19 of their 42 save opportunities. The Rangers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 54.8% and has come into the game in 95 save situations. The relievers have earned 52 holds so far this season (28th in baseball). Rangers pitchers have come into the game with runners on 119 times as well as having 114 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have notched a total of 3,514 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,198 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which is 13th in the majors, and have a total of 981 double plays. The Rangers have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,542 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 14th in MLB.
Otto has taken the hill for 5 frames and has 7 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Otto (0-0 record in his career) has a FIP of 0.36 and he has gone up against 17 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 0.00 (0 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.400. He has given up 2 base hits (3.6 hits per nine innings) with 0 free passes.
The Los Angeles Angels have compiled an OBP of .311 in addition to a batting average of .249 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,169 occasions (13th in MLB) and have tallied 1,122 hits. Los Angeles has 162 HRs this year to go along with 581 RBIs. The Angels have a slugging percentage of .416 and they average 4.56 runs per outing (14th in baseball). They have 233 two-baggers, while getting a free base 366 times and scoring 611 runs.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.383 in addition to having a FIP of 4.27 as a squad on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.51 (1,233 strikeouts against 491 bases on balls). They are sitting at 24th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,130. They have surrendered 163 dingers and they give up 5.18 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 675 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.78 (622 earned runs conceded).
Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.7% of 297 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 143 times in high leverage situations and also on 197 occasions with runners on base. With 117 save situations, the Angels have 60 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. They are currently ranked 14th in MLB holding a save rate of 61.8%, and they have dispatched 457 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 55 save chances and they have walked away with 34 saves.
In 10,554 innings on the field, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (29th in the majors). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 103 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (23rd in MLB). The Angels have racked up 1,157 assists, 80 errors and have accounted for 3,518 putouts for the season.
In his pro baseball career, Ohtani has allowed 113 base knocks while earning 193 punch outs in 158 innings pitched. Ohtani (12-4 career mark) holds a 3.47 ERA and has allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 61 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.149 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.80 and he has faced 652 opposing batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-217)
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