Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+125) Los Angeles (-161)
Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (47-88, 5th in AL West) are headed to Angel Stadium on Monday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Angels (68-68, 4th in AL West). The Angels open this game at -161 while the Rangers are priced at +125. The over/under has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Jordan Lyles and Packy Naughton.
The Rangers have hit 186 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 147 balls out of the stadium. Texas has a slugging percentage of .376 and have been rung up 1,164 times, while taking a walk on 365 occasions. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are earning 3.8 runs per contest, which ranks them 28th in the league. They have 494 RBI's and 1,029 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .229. They have earned a total of 519 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .293.
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Rangers pitchers have conceded 196 long balls and also 671 runs in total (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 425 opposing players and their FIP is 4.75 as a team on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.44 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34. The Rangers have a team earned run average of 4.69 on the year (23rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,039 hitters.
The Rangers have sent 416 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 185 base runners on the season and 33.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 23 saves over the course of the season and have blown 19 of their 42 save chances. The Rangers bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 54.8% and stepped onto the hill in 95 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 52 holds for the year (28th in MLB). Rangers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 121 times in addition to having 115 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have transformed 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,686 innings on the diamond, ranking them 13th in MLB. The Texas Rangers have earned 3,562 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,215 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which ranks 16th in pro baseball, and have 997 double plays.
Lyles (51-77 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.75 and he has gone up against 4,924 opposing batters in the majors. He has conceded 1,229 base knocks (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 386 free passes. His earned run average is 5.27 (654 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.447. Lyles has pitched in 1,116 frames and has racked up 853 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Los Angeles Angels have tallied a team on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a batting average of .249 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,182 instances (14th in the league) and have 1,138 hits. Los Angeles has accounted for 164 long balls so far this season to go along with 588 runs batted in. The Angels hold a slugging % of .415 and they are earning 4.54 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have 234 doubles, while getting a free base 368 times as well as putting up 618 runs.
The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.376 in addition to having a FIP of 4.25 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.53 (1,252 strikeouts against 494 walks). They are currently ranked 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,144. They have allowed 164 dingers and they relinquish 5.13 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 678 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.73 (625 earned runs surrendered).
Los Angeles has called on relievers to take the mound in 56 save opportunities and they have tallied 35 saves. They are currently ranked 12th in baseball with a save rate of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 459 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 145 times in high leverage situations and on 197 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.7% out of their 297 inherited runners. With 119 save situations, the Angels have recorded 61 holds in addition to 21 blown saves.
In their 10,716 innings played, the Angels have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (29th in baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 105 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in pro baseball). The Angels have 1,174 assists, 80 errors and have amassed 3,572 putouts over the course of the season.
Naughton (0-1 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.00 ERA while allowing 11.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 0.80 and he has faced 43 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 4 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.778 and having a FIP of 3.9. In his pro baseball career, Naughton has given up 11 base hits while earning 4 K's in 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-161)
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