Rangers vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 17, 2024

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Led by Adolis Garcia (two-game homer streak), the Texas Rangers (23-22) are favorites versus the Los Angeles Angels (16-28) Friday at 8:05 PM ET. Sportsbooks have named the Rangers as -143 favorites for the game, which airs on BSSW.

Andrew Heaney will get the ball for Texas while Los Angeles will counter with Tyler Anderson.

Rangers vs. Angels Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -143
  • Angels odds to win: +120
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • TV: BSSW
  • Who Will Win Rangers vs. Angels?

    Rangers and Angels Betting Trends

    The Rangers have won 13 of the 26 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (50%).

    In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -143 or shorter, Texas has a 6-6 record (winning 50% of its games).

    This season, the Angels have been the underdog 39 times and won 15, or 38.5%, of those games.

    Los Angeles has a record of 8-9, a 47.1% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +120 or more by oddsmakers this season.

    The Rangers have had an over/under set by bookmakers 44 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 18 of those games (18-25-1).

    So far this season, the Angels and their opponents have hit the over in 25 of their 44 games with a total.

    Rangers Stats & Insights

    The Rangers have the No. 6 offense in baseball scoring 4.7 runs per game (213 total runs).

    Texas ranks 12th in MLB play with 46 home runs. They average one per game.

    The Rangers rank eighth in the majors with a .252 batting average.

    Texas strikes out 7.8 times per game to rank 14th in baseball.

    The pitching staff for the Rangers has a collective 8.6 K/9, which ranks 14th in MLB.

    Texas’ 4.11 team ERA ranks 18th across all MLB pitching staffs.

    Angels Stats & Insights

    The Angels have scored the 16th-most runs in the league this season with 188 (4.3 per game).

    Los Angeles has hit 48 homers this season, which ranks ninth in the majors.

    The Angels have a team batting average of .246 this season, which ranks 10th among MLB teams.

    Los Angeles ranks 19th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 Ks per contest.

    The Angels strike out 8.9 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, sixth-best in MLB.

    Los Angeles has pitched to a 4.78 ERA this season, which ranks 28th in baseball.

    Rangers Key Players to Watch

    The Rangers will send Heaney (0-4) to make his ninth start of the season. He is 0-4 with a 4.39 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings pitched.

    Marcus Semien is batting .276 with eight home runs and 31 RBI for Texas this season.

    Garcia is batting .259 this season with a team-high 10 home runs and 34 RBI.

    Jonah Heim’s batting average of .277 leads all Texas hitters this season.

    Leody Taveras has 36 hits and an OBP of .325 to go with a slugging percentage of .394 this season.

    Angels Key Players to Watch

    The Angels’ Anderson (3-4) will make his ninth start of the season.

    Taylor Ward leads the Angels with 26 runs batted in while racking up a team-best batting average of .269.

    Jo Adell has three doubles, a triple, seven home runs and six walks while batting .248.

    Luis Rengifo has six doubles, two home runs and six walks while batting .330.

    Nolan Schanuel is batting .244 with three doubles, four home runs and 14 walks.

    Rangers and Angels Injuries

    Rangers: Wyatt Langford: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Dane Dunning: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Sborz: 15 Day IL (Rotator cuff), Austin Pruitt: 15 Day IL (Knee), Cody Bradford: 15 Day IL (Back), Nathan Eovaldi: 15 Day IL (Groin), Brock Burke: 60 Day IL (Hand), Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Max Scherzer: 60 Day IL (Back), Joshua Jung: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Carson Coleman: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Foscue: 60 Day IL (Oblique strain), Evan Carter: day-to-day (Back)

    Angels: Ehire Adrianza: 10 Day IL (Back), Miguel Sanó: 10 Day IL (Knee), Luis Rengifo: 10 Day IL (Viral infection), Brandon Drury: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Mike Trout: 10 Day IL (Meniscus), José Cisnero: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Guillermo Zuniga: 15 Day IL (Pectoral strain), Kelvin Caceres: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Chase Silseth: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sam Bachman: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Anthony Rendon: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Robert William Stephenson: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Michael Stefanic: 60 Day IL (Quadricep), José Quijada: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Rangers vs. Angels Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 6, Angels 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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