Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 10/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+135) Los Angeles (-155)
The Los Angeles Angels (70-86) will try to defeat the Texas Rangers (66-89) at Angel Stadium on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has Texas at +135 while Los Angeles is priced at -155. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Cole Ragans and Reid Detmers.
As a squad, the Texas Rangers are scoring 4.5 runs per contest, which is 11th in the league. They have a total of 689 runs and hold an OBP of .304. The Rangers have tallied 216 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 192 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 653 RBI's and 1,270 base knocks this year, and their team batting average sits at .241. Texas has a slugging percentage of .399 and have struck out 1,378 times, while being walked on 442 occasions.
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The Rangers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.22 over the course of the season (22nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,265 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34. Rangers pitchers have allowed 158 long balls and 716 total runs (22nd in the league). They have walked 557 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.13 as a team on the year.
The Rangers have sent 514 relievers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 185 base runners so far this season with 32.4% of them crossed home plate. They have compiled 35 saves this year and have missed out on 28 of their 63 chances to save the game. The Rangers bullpen have a save rate of 55.6% and has entered the game in 146 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 83 holds for the season (14th in MLB). Rangers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 124 times in addition to having 157 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have transformed 69.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of 12,375 innings on the field, which ranks them 18th in pro baseball. The Texas Rangers have earned 4,125 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,456 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which ranks 25th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 129 double plays.
Ragans (0-3 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.20 while he has faced 154 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 39 base knocks (10.0 hits per nine innings) with 15 free passes. His ERA is 5.40 (21 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.543. Ragans has taken the ball for 35 innings and has totaled 25 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
Los Angeles has a total of 186 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 578 RBIs. They have 205 doubles, while getting a free base 436 times as well as scoring 601 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated an OBP of .296 and a team batting average of .232 over the course of the season. The Angels hold a team SLG% of .390 and they are recording 3.85 runs per outing (25th in the league). They have struck out on 1,500 instances (1st in the league) and have earned 1,212 hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 652 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.82 (587 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 165 homers and they allow 4.25 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Angels have a WHIP of 1.251 and have a FIP of 4.01 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.55 (1,325 strikeouts against 520 bases on balls). They come in at 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,209.
Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.7% of 252 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 149 times in high leverage situations and on 158 occasions with base runners. With 140 save situations, the Angels have 75 holds and 27 blown saves. They rank 24th in baseball with a save rate of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 470 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers take the mound in 63 save chances and they have tallied 36 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 134 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in the majors). The Angels have recorded 1,338 assists, 81 errors and have notched a total of 4,146 putouts for the season. In 12,438 innings on the diamond, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (7th in pro baseball).
So far in his career, Detmers has allowed 132 hits while he has earned 132 K's in 143 innings pitched. He has surrendered 70 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.309 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.36 and he has gone up against 617 opposing hitters in his career. Detmers (7-9 record in his career) has a 4.39 ERA while allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+135)
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