Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction 5/17/2024

The Los Angeles Angels (16-28) travel to face off against the Texas Rangers (23-22) on Friday, May 17th. This game will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington and televised on BSSW. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 8:05 ET.

Angels vs Rangers

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The Angels’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Cardinals, closing out their series with a 7-2 win. After allowing one run to the Cardinals in the top of the first, the Angels responded with four runs of their own. Los Angeles went on to add another three runs in the 4th inning.

Griffin Canning put together a good start for the Angels, going six innings and giving up just one earned run, and picking up the win. Los Angeles’s offense was carried by Taylor Ward, who went 2/5 with a homer and three RBIs.

Los Angeles is 16-28 overall this season, and they are eight games behind the Mariners for the AL West lead. So far, they have yet to play a game against another AL West team. The Angels are on the road today, where they are 10-12 compared to 6-16 at home.

As the road underdog, the Angels have gone 10-11 this season, and they have won two straight road games overall. This year, the Angels are just 4-14 in day games. They have also struggled as the favorite, going just 1-4, and they are 15-24 as the underdog. The team’s series record is 2-11-1, and they lost two straight series.

When the Angels are underdogs, they are 22-17 against the run line this season. Their average run differential in those games is -0.9 runs per game. They have covered the run line in two straight road games and are 13-9 against the run line on the road this season.

With a combined run average of 9.4, the Angels have seen their games go over the total in 25 of 43 games this season. The over has hit in each of their last three games, as they have combined with the Cardinals for 9, 13, and 15 runs in those contests.

Tyler Anderson Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Tyler Anderson gets the start for the Angels today as he faces the Rangers on the road. He has made eight starts this year and has a record of 3-4 with a 2.92 ERA. Anderson’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.14. In his last outing, he went 6 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs, and got the win. Before that, he had given up at least three earned runs in three straight outings. Opponents are batting .197 off Anderson this year, and he has allowed a total of six homers.

Angels Offense Breakdown

After a slow start to the season, Mike Trout has picked up his play for the Angels, as he is now 4th in the league with 10 home runs. However, he is batting just .220 for the season. Taylor Ward has been the team’s top run producer so far, as his 26 RBIs are 12th in the league, and he is also 6th in the league with 8 homers.

Kevin Pillar has been on a tear for the Angels, going 10/18 in his last five games with eight RBIs. This has pushed his season average up to .250. Pillar also has a four-game hitting streak. Jo Adell has struggled in his last six games, going just 4/20.

Heading into their last game vs. the Guardians, the Rangers closed out the series with a 4-0 win. Leading up to the game, they were the heavy favorite at -193. Offensively, the Rangers scored their four runs on seven hits and didn’t hit a home run.

Jon Gray put together a good start for the Rangers, going 6 1/3 innings, and didn’t give up a run. He also issued just two walks and struck out three. Adolis Garcia was hot at the plate, going 2/4 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored. The Rangers also had three other players with a single hit.

Texas will open their series vs. the Angels at home, with an overall record of 23-22, which has them 2nd in the AL West, 1.5 games behind the Mariners. So far, they are 8-9 in divisional matchups. The Rangers dropped the final game of their series vs. the Guardians, losing the series 2-1.

At home, the Rangers are 11-11 this year and have gone 12-11 on the road. Looking at how they have performed as the favorite, the Rangers are 14-13 and 9-9 as the underdog. Texas’ overall series record is 7-6-1, and they are currently on a two-series losing streak. So far, they have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games.

When the Rangers win, they do so by an average of 3.9 runs per game. But when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.5 runs per game. Their average run margin for the season is +0.3 runs per game. Their run line record is 19-26. They are 9-13 against the run line at home and 10-13 against the run line on the road. They are 9-18 against the run line as the favorite and 10-8 against the run line as the underdog.

The Texas Rangers have had a combined run average of 9.2 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 19-25. When the over/under line is set at 9 runs, their record is 4-8. Overall, 46.7% of their games have had over/under lines set below 9 runs, and 26.7% have had lines set above 9 runs. Their games have averaged 9 runs per game, and their last game had a combined total of 4 runs.

Andrew Heaney Gets The Start For The Rangers

Left-hander Andrew Heaney gets the start for the Rangers today and is looking to pick up his first win of the season. Through eight starts, he has a record of 0-4 and an ERA of 4.39. He has made two quality starts this year and is coming off an outing in which he gave up two earned runs in five innings of work. In that start, he didn’t give up a homer. Per nine innings, Heaney has 8.56 strikeouts and just 1.98 walks. At home, his ERA is 7.34 compared to 3.47 on the road.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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Adolis Garcia and Marcus Semien have been the Rangers’ most consistent power threats this season, with Garcia leading the team with 10 homers and Semien right behind him with eight. Semien has been swinging a hot bat of late, hitting .341 over his last 10 games, with three homers and nine RBIs. Garcia has also been playing well, going 9/33 in his last nine games with three homers and six RBIs.

As a team, the Rangers are 9th in scoring, averaging 4.7 runs per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5.3 runs per contest. Overall, the Rangers are one of the league’s top home run hitting teams and are batting a collective .252, which is 8th in the MLB.

Angels vs Rangers Prediction

Our prediction for this Angels vs. Rangers matchup is to take the Rangers to pick up the win at home. However, with the money line payout for a Rangers win being -172, we actually like the over in this one, with the line sitting at 9 runs.

Our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the Rangers. Looking at some potential player props, Andrew Heaney is projected to finish with seven strikeouts, while for the Angels, Tyler Anderson is only projected to finish with four K’s.

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