MLB Spread Analysis: Angels vs Texas Rangers 7/8

MLB Spread Analysis: Angels vs Texas Rangers 7/8

MLB Spread Analysis: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers 7/8

Game Summary

The Los Angeles Angels will face off against the Texas Rangers on July 8th at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels, who are currently struggling with a 37-52 record, will look to gain some momentum against the Rangers, who hold a slightly better record of 42-48. The Angels have had a tough season, ranking low in several key statistics, while the Rangers are looking to climb back to a .500 record. This game will be critical for both teams as they aim to make a push in their respective divisions.

The Angels will have Davis Daniel on the mound, who has shown promise with a 2.70 ERA in limited innings this season. On the other side, Jon Gray will start for the Rangers, bringing a 3.92 ERA and a 3-4 record into the game. Both pitchers will be crucial in determining the outcome of this matchup.

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 8.5
Los Angeles Angels Spread +1.5 (-134)
Texas Rangers Spread -1.5 (+112)

Pitching Probables

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

Team Previews

Los Angeles Angels

Hitting

The Angels' offense has struggled this season, ranking 23rd in runs scored with 359. Logan O'Hoppe leads the team with a .275 batting average, while Taylor Ward has contributed 14 home runs and 44 RBIs.

Relief Pitching

The bullpen has been a weak spot for the Angels, with a high ERA of 4.57, ranking 28th in the league. They have managed to secure 21 saves, placing them in the middle of the pack.

Fielding

Defensively, the Angels have committed 46 errors, ranking them 15th in the league. Their fielding performance has been average, which has not helped their struggling pitching staff.

Starting Pitchers

Starter Davis Daniel has shown potential with a 2.70 ERA in limited innings. However, the rest of the rotation has struggled, contributing to the team's overall ERA of 4.57.

Texas Rangers

Hitting

The Rangers' offense has been slightly better, ranking 17th in runs scored with 376. Josh Smith leads the team with a .292 batting average, while Corey Seager has hit 16 home runs and Marcus Semien has driven in 47 runs.

Relief Pitching

The Rangers' bullpen has also struggled, with an ERA of 4.02, ranking 17th in the league. They have managed only 16 saves, which is one of the lowest totals in the league.

Fielding

Defensively, the Rangers have committed 38 errors, ranking 28th in the league. Their fielding has been a significant issue throughout the season.

Starting Pitchers

Jon Gray has been one of the more reliable starters for the Rangers, with a 3.92 ERA. However, the rest of the rotation has been inconsistent, contributing to the team's overall struggles.

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

  • The Angels are 37-51 on the moneyline this season.
  • The Rangers are 42-48 on the moneyline this season.
  • The Angels are 49-39 against the spread this season.
  • The Rangers are 39-50 against the spread this season.
  • The Angels are 42-43-3 on the Over/Under this season.
  • The Rangers are 33-50-6 on the Over/Under this season.

Recent Games

Los Angeles Angels

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

Texas Rangers

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

Team Rankings

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

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Angels are 49-39 against the spread this season.
  • The Rangers are 39-50 against the spread this season.
  • The Angels have a better road record (19-26) than home record (18-26).
  • The Rangers have a better home record (24-21) than road record (18-27).
  • Jon Gray has a 3.92 ERA this season.
  • Davis Daniel has a 2.70 ERA in limited innings.
  • The Angels have scored 359 runs this season, ranking 23rd.
  • The Rangers have scored 376 runs this season, ranking 17th.
  • The Angels' bullpen has a 4.57 ERA, ranking 28th.
  • The Rangers' bullpen has a 4.02 ERA, ranking 17th.

Weather

The weather for the game is expected to be partly sunny with a high temperature of 86°F.

Prediction

Pick: Texas Rangers to cover -1.5

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Given the recent form of both teams and the pitching matchup, the Rangers have the edge in this game. Jon Gray's experience and the Rangers' slightly better offense should be enough to cover the -1.5 spread against the struggling Angels. Additionally, the Angels' bullpen issues and their recent losing streak make it difficult to back them in this matchup.

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