Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Texas Rangers (1-4) will play the Los Angeles Angels (3-3) at Globe Life Field on Saturday.
Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .376 and have struck out 54 times, while drawing a walk on 16 occasions. They have 19 RBI's and 41 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is at .217. The Angels have tallied 8 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 6 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 20 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .282. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 3.3 runs per game, which puts them at 24th in MLB.
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Angels pitchers have conceded 11 long balls in addition to 25 total runs (16th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 20 opposing hitters and their FIP is 5.01 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.40 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.09. The Angels have a team ERA of 4.00 on the season (14th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 48 hitters.
Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 9 times and also have had 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 4 holds on the campaign (12th in MLB). The Angels relief pitchers have a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 6 save situations. They have earned 1 save this season and have blown 1 out of their 2 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 13 base runners over the course of the season and 53.8% of them earned a run for their team. The Angels have sent 23 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Angels have turned 78.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 486 innings on the diamond, ranking them 1st in the majors. The Los Angeles Angels have a total of 162 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 60 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which has them sitting 21st in pro baseball, and have 3 double plays.
Syndergaard has taken the mound for 723 innings and is sitting with 778 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 3.30 (265 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.159. He has surrendered 670 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 168 walks. Syndergaard (48-31 career record) sits with a FIP of 2.94 while facing 2,968 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Rangers have a team slugging % of .385 and they are scoring 5.60 runs per outing (5th in baseball). They have put up 5 two-baggers, while taking a walk 22 times and notching 28 runs. Texas has accounted for 7 home runs this year as well as 27 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 32 instances (27th in the league) and are sitting with 41 hits. The Texas Rangers have an OBP of .327 and a batting average of .236 this season.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.409 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.98 as a pitching staff this season. They are sitting at 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 49. The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 30 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 5.52 (27 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.54 (46 strikeouts against 13 bases on balls). They have given up 9 home runs and they allow 6.14 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league).
Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 37.5% out of 8 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 5 times in high leverage situations and on 7 occasions with runners on base. With 5 save situations, the Rangers have accrued 3 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They are ranked 30th in the league with a save rate of 0.0%, and they have dispatched 24 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season. Texas has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 2 save opportunities and they have walked away with 0 saves.
In their 396 innings played, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 64.7% (29th in MLB). The Texas Rangers have gotten 5 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (26th in baseball). The Rangers have 59 assists, 4 errors and have a tally of 132 putouts for the season.
Hearn (6-7 mark in his career) has a 4.71 earned run average while allowing 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.09 and he has gone up against 546 opposing hitters during his career. He has allowed 66 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.413 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. During his pro baseball career, Hearn has conceded 120 base knocks while accumulating 121 strikeouts in 126 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas
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