MLB Total Lines Today: Angels vs Rangers - 7/8

MLB Total Lines Today: Angels vs Rangers - 7/8

MLB Total Lines Today: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers - 7/8

On July 8th, the Los Angeles Angels will face the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. This matchup will showcase two teams looking to improve their standings as they approach the midseason mark. The Angels, currently at 37-52, are struggling to find consistency, while the Rangers, at 42-48, aim to climb higher in their division. Both teams have shown flashes of brilliance but also have areas needing improvement.

 

Game Summary

As the Los Angeles Angels take on the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium, the game promises to be an intriguing encounter. The Angels have had a challenging season so far, with a record of 37-52, placing them near the bottom of their division. Despite having some standout individual performances, the team has struggled to find consistency, particularly in their pitching and hitting departments.

On the other hand, the Texas Rangers come into this game with a slightly better record of 42-48. They have shown resilience and have managed to stay competitive in a tough division. The Rangers have a balanced approach, with decent performances from both their hitters and pitchers. However, they too face challenges, especially from their bullpen, which has been inconsistent at times.

Both teams will be looking to capitalize on their strengths and address their weaknesses as they face off. The Angels will rely on their home-field advantage, while the Rangers will aim to build on their recent performances. This game could go either way, and it will be interesting to see which team can execute their game plan more effectively.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over 8.5 -120
Under 8.5 -102
Los Angeles Angels Moneyline -120
Texas Rangers Moneyline -102

 

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 have had a tough time at the plate, ranking 22nd in hits with 694 and 23rd in runs scored with 359. Logan O'Hoppe leads the team with a .275 batting average, while Taylor Ward has been a power source with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs.

Relief Pitching: The Angels' bullpen has been a mixed bag, with a combined ERA of 4.57, ranking them 28th in the league. They have managed to secure 21 saves, placing them 17th.

Fielding: Defensively, the Angels have committed 46 errors, ranking them tied for 15th. This has been an area of concern, contributing to their struggles.

Starting Pitchers: Davis Daniel has shown promise with a 2.70 ERA and a WHIP of 0.90 over 13.1 innings. He will need to continue his strong performance to give the Angels a chance in this game.

 

Texas Rangers

Hitting: The Rangers are slightly better offensively, ranking 16th in hits with 718 and 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 struggled, posting an ERA of 4.02, ranking 17th. They have only managed 16 saves, placing them 28th in the league.

Fielding: Defensively, the Rangers have committed 38 errors, ranking them tied for 28th. This has been a significant issue for the team.

Starting Pitchers: Jon Gray has been solid with a 3.92 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 80.1 innings. He will be a key player for the Rangers in this matchup.

 

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 overall this season.
  • Rangers are 42-48 overall this season.
  • Angels are 18-26 at home.
  • Rangers are 18-27 on the road.
  • Angels' games have gone over the total 42 times.
  • Rangers' games have gone over the total 33 times.
  • Angels are 49-39 ATS.
  • Rangers are 39-50 ATS.
  • Angels have a team ERA of 4.57.
  • Rangers have a team ERA of 4.02.

 

Recent Games

Los Angeles Angels Score Result
@ Chicago 7-0 W
@ Chicago 5-0 L
@ Chicago 5-1 L
@ Oakland 5-0 L
@ Oakland 5-0 L

 

Texas Rangers Score Result
vs Tampa Bay 13-2 W
vs Tampa Bay 4-3 W
vs Tampa Bay 3-0 W
vs San Diego 3-1 L
vs San Diego 6-4 L

 

Team Rankings

Category Angels Rank Rangers Rank
Hitting 22nd 16th
Starting Pitching 28th 17th
Relief Pitching 17th 17th
Fielding 15th 28th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Angels have a team ERA of 4.57, ranking 28th in the league.
  • The Rangers have a team ERA of 4.02, ranking 17th in the league.
  • The Angels' bullpen ranks 17th with 21 saves.
  • The Rangers' bullpen ranks 28th with 16 saves.
  • The Angels have committed 46 errors, ranking 15th in fielding.
  • The Rangers have committed 38 errors, ranking 28th in fielding.
  • Logan O'Hoppe leads the Angels with a .275 batting average.
  • Josh Smith leads the Rangers with a .292 batting average.
  • The Angels have a 37-52 overall record.
  • The Rangers have a 42-48 overall record.

 

Weather

Partly sunny with a temperature of 86°F.

 

Prediction

Pick: Under 8.5 runs

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The matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers features two teams with inconsistent offenses and solid starting pitchers. Davis Daniel has been impressive for the Angels with a 2.70 ERA, while Jon Gray has been steady for the Rangers with a 3.92 ERA. Both teams have struggled offensively, and with the weather conditions being partly sunny and mild, it sets up for a lower-scoring affair. Expect the game to stay under the total of 8.5 runs.

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