Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+110) Texas (-130)
Globe Life Field is where the Texas Rangers (63-83) will play the Los Angeles Angels (64-82) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Angels at +110 while the Rangers are opening at -130. The total is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Mike Mayers and Cole Ragans.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .387 and have been called out on strikes 1,403 times, while taking a walk on 414 occasions. They have accounted for 538 RBI's as well as 1,115 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is sitting at .229. The Angels have accounted for 187 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 176 baseballs out of the park. They have 560 runs scored while having a team OBP of .294. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 3.8 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 25th in the league.
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Angels pitchers have surrendered 158 home runs and 610 total runs (11th in baseball). They have walked 490 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.05 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.51 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.82 for the year (10th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,231 hitters.
Angels bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 148 times in addition to having 142 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 65 holds so far this year (21st in MLB). The Angels relief pitchers have a save percentage of 54.4% and stepped onto the hill in 124 save situations. They have compiled 31 saves over the course of the season and have blown 26 out of their 57 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 231 base runners this year with 35.9% of those runners crossed the plate. The Angels have sent 439 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Angels have converted 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,655 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated 3,885 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,251 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 15th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 126 double plays.
Mayers (11-9 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.55 and he has faced 1,017 hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 241 base hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 85 walks. His earned run average is 5.06 (131 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.399. Mayers has taken the mound for 233 innings and has 245 K's thus far in his career.
Texas has accumulated 181 home runs over the course of the season and 620 runs batted in. They have tallied 206 two-baggers, while getting a free base 417 times and putting up 651 runs. The Texas Rangers have earned an OBP of .305 and a batting average of .242 on the campaign. The Rangers hold a team SLG% of .400 and they score 4.46 runs per outing (11th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,295 occasions (6th in the league) and have tallied 1,203 hits.
The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 673 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.23 (608 earned runs given up). They have given up 148 dingers and they surrender 4.68 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.347 in addition to having a FIP of 4.13 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.26 (1,193 strikeouts vs 529 bases on balls). They are sitting at 18th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,214.
Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.2% out of 180 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 159 times in high leverage situations and also on 118 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 138 save situations, the Rangers have accrued 79 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. They are currently ranked 20th in the league holding a save rate of 57.6%, and they have dispatched 485 relievers to the hill so far this season. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 59 save opportunities and they have walked away with 34 saves.
Out of their 11,646 innings on the field, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 119 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (27th in the majors). The Rangers have 1,380 assists, 92 errors and have 3,882 putouts this year.
Ragans (0-2 career win-loss record) holds a 5.68 ERA while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.21 and he has gone up against 114 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 16 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.579 and a FIP of 6.0. In his career, Ragans has surrendered 26 base hits while he has totaled 17 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-130)
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