Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Los Angeles Angels (41-56) will compete against the Texas Rangers (43-53) at Angel Stadium on Thursday. The men taking the mound are Spencer Howard and Shohei Ohtani.
Texas owns a slugging percentage of .400 and have been rung up 836 times, while taking a walk on 275 occasions. They have 414 runs batted in and 785 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate is at .240. The Rangers have recorded 135 doubles as a squad and have knocked 123 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 437 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .301. As a team, the Texas Rangers are notching 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 13th in the league.
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The Rangers have an ERA of 4.09 on the year (20th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 783 hitters. They have walked 336 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.17 as a unit for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.33 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.32. Rangers pitchers have given up 102 home runs and 432 runs in total (19th in the league).
The Rangers have dispatched 333 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have inherited 126 runners this season and 31.0% of those players ended up scoring. They have tallied 21 saves on the campaign and have not converted 17 of their 38 save opportunities. The Rangers bullpen have earned a save rate of 55.3% and has entered the game in 87 save situations. The relievers have 49 holds for the year (20th in baseball). Rangers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 83 times and also have had 112 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have 2,565 putouts this year, as well as 909 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 23rd in the majors, and have a total of 83 double plays. The Rangers have converted 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,695 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 18th in professional baseball.
Howard has taken the hill for 99 innings and has tallied 96 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Howard (2-9 career record) has a FIP of 5.84 while he has gone up against 462 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 6.98 (77 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.661. He has surrendered 116 hits (10.5 hits per 9 innings) with 49 free passes.
Los Angeles is sitting with 110 HRs so far this year to go along with 366 runs batted in. They have notched 129 doubles, while walking 298 times as well as scoring 381 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have compiled an on-base percentage of .301 and a team batting average of .230 over the course of the season. The Angels have a team SLG% of .382 and they are recording 3.93 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 944 instances (1st in the league) and have totaled 742 hits.
The Angels have a WHIP of 1.261 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.04 as a team for the season. They rank 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 764. The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 416 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.01 (381 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 (819 strikeouts against 313 walks). They have allowed 106 long balls and they relinquish 4.38 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.1% out of their 167 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 94 times in high leverage situations in addition to 106 occasions with base runners. With 80 save situations, the Angels have accumulated 41 holds and 16 blown saves. They sit at 25th in the league holding a save rate of 56.8%, and they have dispatched 303 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Los Angeles has had relievers step onto the hill in 37 save opportunities and they have walked away with 21 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 79 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in the majors). The Angels have recorded 817 assists, 55 errors and have 2,564 putouts during this campaign. In 7,692 innings on the field, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (9th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Ohtani has surrendered 209 hits while he has tallied 356 strikeouts in 277 innings pitched. Ohtani (22-10 career mark) has earned a 3.28 ERA while allowing 6.8 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 101 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.105 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.67 and he has faced 1,133 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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