MLB Spread Picks Tonight: Angels vs Rangers - 7/10

MLB Spread Picks Tonight: Angels vs Rangers - 7/10

MLB Spread Picks Tonight: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers - 7/10

Game Summary

The Los Angeles Angels will host the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on July 10. This matchup features two teams in the American League West division with contrasting seasons thus far. The Angels have struggled mightily, finding themselves towards the bottom of the standings. Meanwhile, the Rangers have shown promise and are looking to push towards a playoff spot.

Heading into this game, the Angels hold a 37-53 record, placing them fourth in the AL West. They have a dismal home record of 18-27 and a road record of 19-26. Their recent form hasn't been encouraging, with a 3-7 record in their last 10 games. On the other hand, the Rangers sport a 43-48 record, good for third in the division. They have been more balanced, with a 24-21 home record and a 19-27 record on the road. The Rangers have been on a better run of form, winning six of their last 10 games.

Historically, these teams have battled closely. In their recent matchups this season, the Rangers have had the upper hand, winning the last encounter 9-4. As both teams gear up for this critical game, they will rely heavily on their probable starting pitchers, Griffin Canning for the Angels and Michael Lorenzen for the Rangers, to set the tone.

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 8.5
Los Angeles Angels Spread +1.5 (-134)
Texas Rangers Spread -1.5 (+112)
Los Angeles Angels Moneyline +145
Texas Rangers Moneyline -165

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts WHIP IP Hits BB HR
Griffin Canning (LAA) 3-9 4.87 67 1.36 98.0 99 34 17
Michael Lorenzen (TEX) 5-4 3.21 62 1.18 87.0 63 40 12

Team Previews

Los Angeles Angels

Hitting

The Angels have struggled offensively this season, ranking 24th in runs scored with 363 and 20th in batting average at .235. Logan O'Hoppe leads the team with a .275 batting average, while Taylor Ward has been the primary power source with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs.

Relief Pitching

The bullpen has been a mixed bag for the Angels. They have 21 saves, which ranks 17th in the league. However, their overall ERA of 4.63 is 29th, indicating significant struggles in closing out games.

Fielding

Defensively, the Angels have committed 47 errors, tying them for 15th in the league. This middle-of-the-pack ranking reflects an average defensive performance.

Starting Pitchers

Griffin Canning, with a 3-9 record and a 4.87 ERA, has had a challenging season. The Angels' rotation, in general, has struggled, contributing to the team’s overall poor performance.

Texas Rangers

Hitting

The Rangers have been more productive offensively, ranking 15th in both hits (749) and runs (398). Josh Smith leads the team with a .290 average, while Corey Seager and Marcus Semien provide power, with Seager hitting 17 home runs and Semien driving in 49 RBIs.

Relief Pitching

The Rangers’ bullpen has had its issues, ranking 28th in saves with only 16. However, their overall ERA of 4.00 ranks 16th, showing a more stable performance than the Angels.

Fielding

Defensively, the Rangers have committed 38 errors, tying them for 29th in the league. This low error count suggests a strong defensive unit.

Starting Pitchers

Michael Lorenzen has been a bright spot in the Rangers' rotation with a 5-4 record and a 3.21 ERA. His performance has been pivotal in keeping the Rangers competitive.

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
Cody Bradford SP Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 19

Betting Trends

  • Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
  • Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
  • Over is 5-2 in Angels' last 7 home games.
  • Under is 4-1 in Rangers' last 5 road games.
  • Rangers are 6-4 in their last 10 games against the Angels.

Recent Games

Los Angeles Angels

Opponent Score W/L
@ Chicago W7-0 W
@ Chicago L5-0 L
@ Chicago W7-0 W
@ Chicago L5-0 L
vs Texas L9-4 L

Texas Rangers

Opponent Score W/L
vs Tampa Bay W13-2 W
vs Tampa Bay W4-3 W
vs Tampa Bay W4-3 W
@ Los Angeles W9-4 W
vs Tampa Bay W3-0 W

Team Rankings

Category Los Angeles Angels Texas Rangers
Hitting 21st 15th
Starting Pitching 29th 16th
Relief Pitching 17th 28th
Fielding 15th 29th

Significant Betting Stats

  • Angels are 37-53 overall this season, 18-27 at home.
  • Rangers are 43-48 overall this season, 19-27 on the road.
  • Angels have committed 47 errors this season, ranking 15th.
  • Rangers have committed 38 errors this season, ranking 29th.
  • Angels bullpen has an ERA of 4.63, ranking 29th.
  • Rangers bullpen has an ERA of 4.00, ranking 16th.
  • Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
  • Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
  • Over is 5-2 in Angels' last 7 home games.
  • Under is 4-1 in Rangers' last 5 road games.

Weather

The weather for this game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, is expected to be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 93°F.

Prediction

Pick: Texas Rangers to cover -1.5

The Texas Rangers have been in better form heading into this matchup, and their offense has been more productive than the Angels. With Michael Lorenzen on the mound, who has a significantly better ERA than Griffin Canning, the Rangers have the edge in starting pitching. Additionally, the Angels' recent struggles at home and their bullpen issues make it more likely that the Rangers can cover the -1.5 spread.

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