Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+125) Los Angeles (-161)
Jose Suarez and the Los Angeles Angels (66-68, 4th in AL West) play the Texas Rangers (47-86, 5th in AL West) at Angel Stadium on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have the Rangers coming in at +125 and the Angels are at -161. The total opens at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kolby Allard and Jose Suarez.
The Rangers have accounted for 184 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 146 balls out of the park. Texas has a slugging % of .378 and have struck out 1,145 times, while drawing a walk on 362 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are recording 3.9 runs/g, which has them at 28th in the league. They have amassed 491 runs batted in in addition to 1,016 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average comes in at .229. They have tallied 516 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .294.
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The Rangers hold a team earned run average of 4.70 so far this season (25th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,026 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have surrendered 194 home runs in addition to 664 runs in total (24th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 423 opposing players and their FIP is 4.76 as a squad this year.
The Rangers have sent 412 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 182 runners so far this year with 34.1% of those players crossed home plate. They have 23 saves on the year and have not converted 19 out of their 42 save chances. The Rangers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 54.8% and stepped onto the hill in 95 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 52 holds on the season (28th in the league). Rangers pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 119 times as well as having 114 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have earned a total of 3,514 putouts this year, as well as 1,198 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which has them sitting 13th in pro baseball, and have a total of 981 double plays. The Rangers have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,542 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 14th in MLB.
Allard has pitched in 193 innings and has accounted for 154 punch outs thus far in his career. Allard (8-20 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.95 while facing 856 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 5.78 (124 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.425. He has conceded 208 base knocks (9.7 hits per nine innings) with 67 free passes.
The Angels have a slugging percentage of .416 and they average 4.56 runs per outing (14th in the league). They have recorded 233 two-baggers, while walking 366 times as well as earning 611 runs. Los Angeles has recorded 162 long balls for the season to go along with 581 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,169 occasions (13th in MLB) and have 1,122 base hits. The Los Angeles Angels have recorded a team on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a batting average of .249 on the season.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 675 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.78 (622 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 163 long balls and they allow 5.18 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.383 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.27 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.51 (1,233 strikeouts vs 491 walks). They are sitting at 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,130.
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 55 save opportunities and they have come away with 34 saves. They sit at 14th in the league holding a save percentage of 61.8%, and they have sent 457 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their relievers have come in 143 times in high leverage situations and on 197 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.7% out of 297 inherited runners. With 117 save situations, the Angels have recorded 60 holds and 21 blown saves.
In 10,554 innings on the diamond, the Angels are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 67.8% (29th in MLB). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 103 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in baseball). The Angels have racked up 1,157 assists, 80 errors and have earned a total of 3,518 putouts this season.
So far in his MLB career, Suarez has allowed 173 hits while accumulating 135 strikeouts in 151 innings. He has surrendered a total of 105 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.579 and a FIP of 5.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.05 and he has gone up against 693 batters so far in his MLB career. Suarez (7-15 career mark) holds a 6.24 ERA while allowing 10.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-161)
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