Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-130) Texas (+110)
The Texas Rangers (1-4) are welcoming the Los Angeles Angels (3-3) at Globe Life Field on Thursday. The odds on this game have Los Angeles at -130 and Texas is coming in at +110. The total is 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Shohei Ohtani and Dane Dunning.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .376 and have struck out 54 times, while taking a walk on 16 occasions. They have earned 19 RBI's in addition to 41 base knocks for the season, while their batting average sits at .217. The Angels have tallied 8 doubles as a unit and have hit 6 balls out of the park. They have tallied 20 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .282. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 3.3 runs per contest, which is 23rd in MLB.
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The Angels have a team earned run average of 4.00 for the season (17th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 48 batters. They have walked 20 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 5.09 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.40 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.09. Angels pitchers have given up 11 home runs and also 25 total runs (22nd in the league).
The Angels relievers have a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 6 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 13 runners for the season with 53.8% of them ended up crossing the plate. Angels relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 9 times in addition to having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have dispatched 23 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have notched 4 holds on the year (9th in the league). They have earned 1 save on the season and have blown 1 of 2 save opportunities.
The Angels have turned 78.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 486 innings, ranking them 1st in the majors. The Los Angeles Angels have notched a total of 162 putouts this year, as well as 60 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which is 18th in baseball, and have 3 double plays.
Ohtani has pitched in 188 frames and has earned 231 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.49 (73 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.158. He has given up 143 hits (6.8 hits per 9 innings) with 75 free passes. Ohtani (13-6 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.53 and he has gone up against 779 hitters in the majors.
Texas is sitting with 7 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 27 RBIs. They have notched 5 two-baggers, while getting a free base 22 times as well as notching 28 runs. The Texas Rangers have compiled an on-base percentage of .327 and a batting average of .236 over the course of the season. The Rangers hold a slugging % of .385 and they are recording 5.60 runs per contest (4th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 32 instances (26th in the league) and have a total of 41 base hits.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.409 with a FIP of 5.05 as a pitching staff for the year. They are sitting at 27th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 49. The Texas pitching staff have conceded 30 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.52 (27 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.54 (46 strikeouts against 13 free passes). They have yielded 9 dingers and they give up 6.14 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB).
Texas has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 2 save chances and they have walked away with 0 saves. They are currently ranked 30th in the league with a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have dispatched 24 relievers onto the diamond on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 5 times in high leverage situations in addition to 7 occasions with base runners. Texas relievers hold an inherited score rate of 37.5% out of their 8 inherited base runners. With 5 save situations, the Rangers have recorded 3 holds and also 2 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 5 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (22nd in the majors). The Rangers have accrued 59 assists, 4 errors and have amassed 132 putouts so far this season. In 396 innings on the diamond, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 64.7% (28th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Dunning has given up 156 hits while totaling 153 strikeouts in 156 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 77 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.366 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.64 and he has gone up against 676 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Dunning (7-10 career mark) has earned a 4.42 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-130)
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