Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 7/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-115) Los Angeles (-105)
Angel Stadium is where the Los Angeles Angels (42-58) will meet the Texas Rangers (45-54) on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Rangers at -115 and the Angels are sitting at -105. The total is 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Dane Dunning and Reid Detmers.
The Rangers have hit 145 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 124 baseballs out of the park. Texas is slugging .400 and have been called out on strikes 865 times, while drawing a walk on 279 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are notching 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 12th in MLB. They have accumulated 422 runs batted in in addition to 811 hits on the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .240. They have earned 448 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .301.
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The Rangers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.02 over the course of the season (18th in the league), and the staff has rung up 808 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 342 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.12 as a team this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.36 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. Rangers pitchers have yielded 103 home runs in addition to 438 runs in total (19th in MLB).
The Rangers have dispatched 340 relievers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 126 base runners for the season with 31.0% of them earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 22 saves for the season and have not converted 17 of 39 chances to save the game. The Rangers bullpen have a save percentage of 56.4% and has entered the game in 91 save situations. The bullpen have racked up 52 holds this season (17th in MLB). Rangers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 83 times as well as having 115 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have a tally of 2,643 putouts on the year, as well as 932 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which puts them in 22nd in the majors, and they have turned 83 double plays. The Rangers have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,929 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 16th in MLB.
Dunning (8-16 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.12 while going up against 1,096 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 254 base knocks (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 96 walks. His earned run average is 4.39 (123 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.387. Dunning has pitched in 252 innings and is sitting with 238 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
Los Angeles has tallied 110 home runs for the season as well as 370 RBIs. They have 133 two-baggers, while walking 303 times and putting up 387 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have a team on-base percentage of .299 and a team batting average of .229 on the year. The Angels hold a slugging % of .379 and they score 3.87 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have struck out on 968 instances (1st in baseball) and are sitting with 760 base hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 425 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.96 (388 earned runs conceded). They have given up 107 home runs and they yield 4.34 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Angels are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.257 in addition to having a FIP of 3.96 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 (855 strikeouts against 316 walks). They rank 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 792.
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 37 save opportunities and they have recorded 21 saves. They rank 25th in the league holding a save rate of 56.8%, and they have dispatched 311 relievers onto the diamond for the season. Their relievers have taken the field 95 times in high leverage situations and also on 109 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score rate of 37.2% out of 172 inherited runners. Sitting with 81 save situations, the Angels have accrued 42 holds and also 16 blown saves.
Out of their 7,935 innings on the field, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (12th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 81 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in professional baseball). The Angels have accrued 842 assists, 56 errors and have notched a total of 2,645 putouts so far this season.
During his career, Detmers has conceded 79 base hits while he has earned 82 strikeouts in 95 innings. He has allowed 49 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.223 and a FIP of 5.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.16 and he has gone up against 403 hitters thus far in his career. Detmers (4-6 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.61 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (-115)
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