Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 7/9/2024

The Texas Rangers (43-48) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (37-53) on Tuesday, July 9th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on BSSW. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Angels are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. First pitch is set for 8:38 CT.

Rangers vs. Angels Betting Prediction

  • Money Line Prediction: Angels (+145)
  • Over/Under Prediction: Over 8.5 Runs
  • The Angels have a 5-2 record in their last 7 home games.
  • The Angels have scored 5 or more runs in 6 of their last 7 home games.
  • The Angels have won 3 of their last 4 home games against the Rangers.
  • The Rangers have a 4-6 record in their last 10 games.
  • The Rangers have a 19-27 record in away games this season.

Rangers vs Angels

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Even though the Rangers were the slight favorites on the road, they still picked up a 9-4 win over the Angels in the most recent game of this series. Texas had a huge 4th inning, scoring five of their nine runs. On the other side, the Angels scored three of their four runs in the 7th.

Jon Gray only went five innings for the Rangers but gave up just two hits and three earned runs. He finished the game with two strikeouts and allowed one home run. Davis Daniel struggled on the mound for the Angels, giving up seven earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

Nathaniel Lowe had a three-hit game for the Rangers, scoring one run and driving in one. Corey Seager and Wyatt Langford each had two hits and two RBIs. Marcus Semien also had a two-hit game and drove in two runs.

Currently, the Rangers are on a four-game winning streak and are 5.5 games behind the Mariners in the AL West. Their overall series record is 12-16-1, and they lead the series vs. the Angels. The over/under record for games with a total of 8.5 runs is 11-19, and the over has hit in their last two games.

On the road, Texas has a 19-27 record straight up and a 24-21 record against the run line. As underdogs, they are 24-19 vs. the run line. The Rangers’ average run margin in wins is +4.3, while in losses, it’s -3.5.

Max Scherzer Gets The Start For The Rangers

Max Scherzer and the Rangers are on the road to take on the Angels. Scherzer has started three games this season and has yet to pick up a win. He has a loss in each of his first two starts, with his most recent outing coming at home against the Padres. In that start, he went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs and striking out 3.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

Corey Seager has been red hot for the Rangers of late, going 10/24 in his last six games with two homers and eight RBIs. Seager is currently 10th in the league with 17 homers and is batting .273 for the season. Marcus Semien is the team’s top home run hitter, but his batting average is just .232.

As a team, the Rangers are averaging 4.4 runs per game and are 13th in the league in home runs. They are also one of the better teams in the league at not striking out, as they are 7th in the league in fewest strikeouts. Overall, the team’s batting average and on-base percentage are both right around the league average.

Los Angeles is 4th in the AL West with a 37-53 record, 11 games behind the Mariners. They trail the Rangers by 5.5 games in the division and have an 8-11 record against AL West opponents this season. The Angels have a 18-27 home record and are 19-26 on the road.

Against the run line, the Angels are 46-33 as underdogs but have struggled as favorites, going 3-8. The average run margin in their wins is +3.3, while it drops to -3.8 in their losses. This season, 45 of their 88 games have had over/under lines of 8.5 runs, with a 20-19 record in those games.

Roansy Contreras Gets The Start For The Angels

Through 23 appearances, Roansy Contreras has made just two starts for the Angels. His most recent outing came on July 4th, where he took the loss, going 2 2/3 innings and giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits. In that outing, he gave up one homer. Contreras’ ERA for the season is 4.04, along with a record of 1-1. Looking at his home/away splits, Contreras has an ERA of 5.2 on the road compared to 2.69 at home. He has allowed a total of five homers this season.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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Los Angeles comes into today’s game with the 24th ranked scoring offense in the league, averaging just 4 runs per game. They have been a little better at home, averaging 4.1 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .235, which is 16th in the league. Their team on-base percentage of .302 is also below average. The Angels do have the 13th ranked home run total in the league.

Jo Adell and Taylor Ward are tied for the team lead in home runs, but both players are batting under .240 for the season. Adell is hitting just .184, and Ward comes into the game with a batting average of .238. However, Ward has gone 7/34 in his last 10 games with two homers. Logan O’Hoppe has also gone deep twice in his last nine games while batting .323.

Rangers vs Angels Prediction

We see the Angels as a great value pick today with the money line payout at +145. With the Angels picking up a 6-4 win, you could also look to take them on the run line if you want to get a little more payout, as the Angels -1.5 is likely to be in the +175 to +200 range.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Roansy Contreras is projected to finish with six strikeouts compared to Max Scherzer, who we have finishing with six as well. However, Scherzer is projected to finish with more wins this season than Contreras.

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