Angels vs. Rangers Moneyline Bet 9/22/22

by | Sep 22, 2022 | mlb

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers

Date: Thursday September 22nd, 02:05 ET

Location: Globe Life Field

TV: Bally Sports Southwest

Money Line: Angels +118 / Rangers -141 (MyBookie - 100% bonus up to $300 with bonus code PREDICT100)

Total Line: 8.5

STARTING PITCHING

Los Angeles: Michael Lorenzen (7-6, 4.74)
Texas: Martín Pérez (12-6, 2.84)

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Los Angeles Angels: 65-83-0 SU / OU 65-72-12 / Run Line W/L 69-80-0
Texas Rangers: 63-84-0 SU / OU 72-67-9 / Run Line W/L 81-67-0

The Texas Rangers host the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday September 22nd at Globe Life Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 02:05 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Texas as the favorite (-141), with an OU line set at 8.5.

Recent Form

The Angels come into this matchup having suffered a 5 run loss to Texas (7-2). Los Angeles’s pitching staff finished the game by allowing 10 hits, leading to 7 runs. Offensively, they finished with just 2 runs on 5 hits. Los Angeles’s loss came as the underdog, getting 126.0 on the moneyline. This game went over the posted over-under line of 8.5 runs. Games involving the Angels have stayed below the over-under line more than half of the time, at 65-72-12.

The Angels are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 3-2 over their last 5 games. Even with this record, in these games, their scoring differential is just -5. Los Angeles has put together this record, despite averaging just 3.0 runs per game, compared their season average of 3.81. Los Angeles’s overall series record is just 18-24-5.

The Texas Rangers will be looking to pick up another win, as they most recently defeated the Angels by 5 runs (7-2). In the winning effort, the team’s pitchers held the Angels to 2 runs and 5 hits. In the victory, the Rangers came up with 10 hits and 7 runs. Heading into action, Texas was the favorite at -150.0. So far, the team has won 43.0% of the games in which they were favored. The Rangers and Angels went over the run total line set at 8.5 runs. Overall, the team has gone over the betting line in over half of their games, going 72-67-9.

The Rangers come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 2-3 over their last 5 games. This recent slump is backed by a scoring margin of -3 over their last 5 games. If Texas is going to pick up their play, they need to improve their offensive performance. Over their last 5 contests, they are averaging just 3.4 runs per game, compared to a season average of 4.46. Texas has a below .500 series record of just 15-25-9.

Pitching Matchup

Los Angeles will roll with Michael Lorenzen (7-6) as their starter. To date, Lorenzen has an ERA of 4.74 while lasting an average of 5.41 innings per appearance. So far, Lorenzen has a batting average allowed of 0.239. Home runs have been an issue for Lorenzen, as he is allowing an average of 1.22 per 9 innings pitched. On the season, Michael Lorenzen has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 18.0%. This includes a per game average of 4.2 K’s per game. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 3.97 walks per outing.

In today’s game, Texas turns to starter Martín Pérez. For the year, he has a record of 12-6. Currently, Pérez has a strong ERA of just 2.84 while pitching an average of 6.11 innings per outing. In his previous outings, right-hander opponents are hitting 0.24 off the right-hander. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below average rate against Pérez, as he is allowing just 0.56 per 9 innings. Overall, Martín Pérez has struck out 21.0% of the batters he has faced. On average, he averages 5.48 K’s per game. Pérez comes into the game hoping to improve his walk numbers, as he is averaging 2.94 free passes per outing.

Los Angeles vs Texas History

For the season, the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers will be playing their 16th game of the season. Currently, Texas is winning the season series 9-6. The over-under record in this series sits at 9-4. The average run total in these games is 8.89 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 3.6 runs. Going back to last year, Los Angeles won the season series, 11 games to 8. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 8-10, with the average run total being 8.89 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.42 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
  • LA Angels is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
  • Texas is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing LA Angels

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Prediction

Heading into Thursday’s American League matchup between Los Angeles and Texas, the Rangers are the favorite on the moneyline. Texas has picked up 2 straight wins with Martin Perez on the mound, and in his last 3 outings he has allowed a combined 5 runs. Look for Los Angeles to struggle against the Rangers’ left-hander. I like Texas on the moneyline.

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