Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-111) Los Angeles (-111)
Taylor Hearn and the Texas Rangers (47-87, 5th in AL West) go to Angel Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Angels (67-68, 4th in AL West). The Angels open this matchup at -111 while the Rangers are priced at -111. The O/U opens at 8. The starting pitchers are Taylor Hearn and Jaime Barria.
The Rangers have accumulated 185 doubles as a squad and have hit 147 balls out of the park. Texas has a slugging % of .377 and have struck out 1,156 times, while being walked on 365 occasions. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are scoring 3.9 runs per outing, which is 28th in the league. They have amassed 493 RBI's in addition to 1,024 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate is .229. They are sitting with 518 runs while having a team OBP of .294.
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The Rangers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.69 this season (24th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,033 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.44 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have given up 194 home runs and also 667 runs in total (24th in the league). They have walked 424 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.75 as a team for the season.
The Rangers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 54.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 95 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 184 runners this year and 33.7% of those players crossed the plate. Rangers pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 120 times as well as having 115 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 414 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen are sitting with 52 holds for the season (28th in the league). They have 23 saves on the season and have not converted 19 out of their 42 chances to get a save.
The Rangers have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,614 innings, which ranks them 16th in the majors. The Texas Rangers have accumulated 3,538 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,207 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which ranks 14th in MLB, and have accumulated 989 double plays.
Hearn (4-5 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.79 and he has gone up against 411 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 82 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 49 free passes. His earned run average is 4.26 (45 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.379. Hearn has thrown 95 innings and has racked up 100 K's during his career.
Los Angeles has compiled 162 long balls this year to go along with 584 RBIs. They have 234 two-baggers, while walking 367 times as well as recording 614 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have earned an OBP of .311 as well as a team batting average of .249 this year. The Angels hold a slugging % of .415 and they are recording 4.55 runs per game (14th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,176 occasions (14th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,132 base knocks.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 677 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.75 (624 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 164 long balls and they surrender 5.16 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.382 in addition to having a FIP of 4.27 as a pitching staff on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.52 (1,244 strikeouts vs 494 free passes). They rank 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,139.
Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.7% out of their 297 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 145 times in high leverage situations and on 197 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 119 save situations, the Angels have accrued 61 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. They are ranked 11th in baseball holding a save rate of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 459 relievers to the mound this season. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 56 save opportunities and they have earned 35 saves.
In their 10,635 innings played, the Angels are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (29th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 104 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (21st in baseball). The Angels have racked up 1,163 assists, 79 errors and have notched a total of 3,545 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his MLB career, Barria has surrendered 280 base knocks while he has tallied 221 strikeouts in 282 innings pitched. He has allowed 144 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.337 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.26 and he has gone up against 1,203 hitters in his MLB career. Barria (17-21 career win-loss mark) has a 4.58 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-111)
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