Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+125) Texas (-150)
Globe Life Field is where the Texas Rangers (63-84) will play the Los Angeles Angels (65-83) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Angels at +125 while the Rangers are at -150. The over/under is 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Michael Lorenzen and Martin Perez.
As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 3.8 runs per contest, which is 25th in MLB. They have earned 566 runs and have an OBP of .294. The Angels have tallied 191 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 177 balls out of the park. They have recorded 544 runs batted in as well as 1,136 hits on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .230. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .387 and have been called out on strikes 1,427 times, while taking a walk on 416 occasions.
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The Angels have compiled a team earned run average of 3.85 over the course of the season (10th in the league), and they have struck out 1,253 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.51 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. Angels pitchers have conceded 161 long balls and also 621 runs in total (12th in MLB). They have walked 500 batters and their FIP is 4.07 as a team for the season.
The Angels have dispatched 445 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 231 base runners on the season and 35.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 32 saves for the season and have blown 26 of 58 save opportunities. The Angels bullpen have compiled a save rate of 55.2% and stepped onto the hill in 127 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 67 holds on the year (21st in baseball). Angels relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 148 times and also have had 142 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned a total of 3,939 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,272 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 12th in the majors, and they have twisted 129 double plays. The Angels have turned 70.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,817 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 6th in MLB.
Lorenzen (30-29 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.35 while he has gone up against 2,384 opposing hitters in the majors. He has given up 525 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) with 233 free passes. His earned run average is 4.17 (257 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.366. Lorenzen has pitched in 555 innings and has earned 469 K's in his MLB career.
The Rangers hold a team slugging percentage of .400 and they have an average of 4.44 runs per game (12th in baseball). They have recorded 208 doubles, while getting a free base 421 times and putting up 653 runs. Texas has accounted for 181 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 622 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,306 instances (7th in baseball) and have tallied 1,208 hits. The Texas Rangers have recorded a team OBP of .304 and a batting average of .242 so far this year.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.348 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.12 as a staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.27 (1,202 strikeouts against 529 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,227. They have surrendered 149 dingers and they relinquish 4.68 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Texas pitching staff have given up 678 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.23 (613 earned runs relinquished).
Texas relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.0% out of their 182 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 158 times in high leverage situations and also on 119 occasions with runners on. With 138 save situations, the Rangers have accumulated 79 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. They are ranked 21st in MLB with a save percentage of 57.6%, and they have sent 488 relievers to the mound on the year. Texas has called on relievers to take the mound in 59 save chances and they have earned 34 saves.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 121 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in the majors). The Rangers have 1,389 assists, 92 errors and have earned a total of 3,909 putouts for the season. Out of their 11,727 innings on the diamond, the Rangers hold a efficiency on defense of 69.0% (21st in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Perez has surrendered 1,394 hits while totaling 899 strikeouts in 1,280 innings. He has given up 633 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.448 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.96 and he has faced 5,567 hitters in his career. Perez (75-75 career record) has a 4.45 earned run average while conceding 9.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (-150)
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