MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Angels vs Rangers 7/8

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Angels vs Rangers 7/8

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers 7/8

Game Summary

The Los Angeles Angels are set to face off against the Texas Rangers on July 8 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. This matchup features two teams with different trajectories this season. The Angels are currently struggling with a record of 37-52, placing them 5th in the AL West. On the other hand, the Rangers hold a 42-48 record, sitting 3rd in the same division. Both teams have shown flashes of brilliance but have been inconsistent overall.

Recent performances have shown that the Angels are struggling to find their rhythm, losing 4 out of their last 5 games. The Rangers, however, are coming off a high note, winning their last three consecutive games. The pitching matchup features Davis Daniel for the Angels and Jon Gray for the Rangers. Daniel has shown promise with a 2.70 ERA in limited action, while Gray has been a workhorse for the Rangers with a 3.92 ERA over 80.1 innings.

This game will be crucial for both teams as they look to gain momentum in the second half of the season. The Angels, despite their struggles, have some bright spots in their lineup, including Logan O'Hoppe and Taylor Ward. The Rangers will rely on their solid hitters like Corey Seager and Marcus Semien to continue their winning streak.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Over/Under 8.5
Spread Angels +1.5 (-110), Rangers -1.5 (-110)
Moneyline Angels +120, Rangers -142

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Davis Daniel (Angels) 1-1 2.70 11
Jon Gray (Rangers) 3-4 3.92 71

 

Team Previews

Los Angeles Angels

Hitting: The Angels have struggled offensively, ranking 23rd in runs scored with 359 and 20th in team batting average at .237. Logan O'Hoppe leads the team with a .275 batting average, while Taylor Ward has been the power source with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has been a mixed bag for the Angels, with a team ERA of 4.57, which ranks 28th in the league. They have managed to secure 21 saves, tying for 17th in MLB.

Fielding: Defensively, the Angels have committed 46 errors, ranking them 15th in the league. This indicates a relatively average defensive unit.

Starting Pitchers: Davis Daniel has shown potential in his limited appearances. With an ERA of 2.70 and a WHIP of 0.90 over 13.1 innings, he has been a bright spot in the rotation.

Texas Rangers

Hitting: The Rangers have an edge in hitting, ranking 17th in runs scored with 376 and 18th in batting average at .240. Josh Smith leads the team with a .292 batting average, and Corey Seager has hit 16 home runs with 47 RBIs.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has also been inconsistent, with a team ERA of 4.02, ranking 17th. They have only secured 16 saves, which is tied for 28th in the league.

Fielding: Defensively, the Rangers have committed 38 errors, ranking them 28th in the league. This indicates a below-average defensive performance.

Starting Pitchers: Jon Gray has been a solid presence on the mound for the Rangers. With a 3.92 ERA and 71 strikeouts over 80.1 innings, he provides stability to the rotation.

 

Team Injuries

Los Angeles Angels

Player Name Position Injury Injury status
Jose Cisnero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 19

 

Texas Rangers

Player Name Position Injury Injury status
Tyler Mahle SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
Austin Pruitt RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 19

 

Betting Trends

  • Angels are 37-52 on the Moneyline this season.
  • Rangers are 42-48 on the Moneyline this season.
  • Angels are 49-39 against the spread this season.
  • Rangers are 39-50 against the spread this season.
  • Over is 42-43-3 in Angels games this season.
  • Over is 33-50-6 in Rangers games this season.
  • Angels are 18-26 at home this season.
  • Rangers are 18-27 on the road this season.
  • Angels have lost 4 out of their last 5 games.
  • Rangers have won their last 3 consecutive games.

 

Recent Games

Los Angeles Angels

Opponent Score W/L
@ Oakland 0-5 L
@ Oakland 0-5 L
@ Chicago 1-5 L
@ Chicago 7-0 W
@ Chicago 0-5 L

 

Texas Rangers

Opponent Score W/L
vs Tampa Bay 3-0 W
vs Tampa Bay 4-3 W
vs Tampa Bay 13-2 W
vs San Diego 1-3 L
vs San Diego 4-6 L

 

Team Rankings

  Hitting Starting Pitching Relief Pitching Fielding
Angels 23rd 28th 17th 15th
Rangers 17th 17th 28th 28th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • Angels have a 37-52 record on the Moneyline this season.
  • Rangers have a 42-48 record on the Moneyline this season.
  • Angels are 49-39 against the spread this season.
  • Rangers are 39-50 against the spread this season.
  • Over is 42-43-3 in Angels games this season.
  • Under is 33-50-6 in Rangers games this season.
  • Angels are 18-26 at home this season.
  • Rangers are 18-27 on the road this season.
  • Angels have lost 4 out of their last 5 games.
  • Rangers have won their last 3 consecutive games.

 

Weather

Partly sunny with a high temperature of 86°F.

 

Prediction

Pick: Texas Rangers Moneyline (-142)

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The Texas Rangers are the favorite in this matchup, and rightfully so. They have the momentum with three consecutive wins and a more consistent performance throughout the season. Jon Gray has been a reliable starter, and the Rangers' lineup has been more productive than the Angels. Given the Angels' recent struggles and the Rangers' current form, the smart money is on the Rangers to win this game.

 

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