Angels vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 5, 2023

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Angels vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 5, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (18-12) will lean on Josh Jung, following a two-homer game, to lead them in a matchup with the Los Angeles Angels (18-14) on Friday at 9:38 PM ET on BSW. The Rangers are +114 underdogs for the contest, according to oddsmakers.

Tyler Anderson gets the starting nod for Los Angeles while Dane Dunning is Texas’ starter for the contest.

Angels vs. Rangers Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -135
  • Rangers odds to win: +114
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Time: 9:38 PM ET
  • TV: BSW

Who Will Win Angels vs. Rangers?

Angels and Rangers Betting Trends

The Angels have a 13-8 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 61.9% of those games).

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -135 or shorter, Los Angeles has an 11-5 record (winning 68.8% of its games).

The Rangers have entered the game as underdogs 11 times this season and won seven, or 63.6%, of those games.

Texas has a record of 3-2 in games where sportsbooks have it as underdogs of at least +114 on the moneyline.

In the 32 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Angels, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 15 times (15-15-2).

Games involving the Rangers have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 19 of 30 chances this season.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels have the No. 7 offense in MLB play scoring 5.3 runs per game (170 total runs).

Los Angeles ranks sixth in MLB play with 44 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.

The Angels have the eighth-best batting average in the league (.259).

Los Angeles strikes out 8.4 times per game, the No. 13 average in the majors.

The Angels pitching staff is 12th in the majors with a collective nine strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles has the 11th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.92).

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers have scored the third-most runs in the league this season with 191.

Texas’ 43 home runs rank seventh in Major League Baseball.

The Rangers have a team batting average of .262 this season, which ranks seventh among MLB teams.

Texas ranks 10th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 Ks per contest.

The Rangers strike out 8.7 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 19th in MLB.

Texas pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.74 ERA this year, 10th-best in baseball.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Anderson gets the start for the Angels, his sixth of the season. He is 1-0 with a 5.74 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings pitched.

Shohei Ohtani leads Los Angeles in batting average (.308) this season while adding seven home runs and 19 RBI.

Mike Trout’s eight home runs are most among Los Angeles batters. He’s driven in 19 runs this season while slugging .583.

Hunter Renfroe leads Los Angeles in RBI with 21 while batting .254 with seven home runs.

Taylor Ward has 28 hits and an OBP of .333 to go with a slugging percentage of .364 this season.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Dunning gets the nod for the Rangers and will make his first start of the season.

Marcus Semien is hitting .277 with seven doubles, five home runs and 16 walks.

Adolis Garcia has shown off his power as he leads his team with eight home runs and 31 runs batted in.

Jonah Heim paces the Rangers with a .291 batting average.

Nate Lowe is hitting .256 with 10 doubles, four home runs and 14 walks.

Angels and Rangers Injuries

Angels: Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), Austin Warren: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Aaron Loup: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), José Quijada: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Logan O’Hoppe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat)

Angels vs. Rangers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 6, Angels 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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