LA Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 5/17/24

Texas Rangers (23-22) vs LA Angels (16-28)

Game Info: Friday, May 17, 2024 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Andrew Heaney (0-4) (4.39) vs Tyler Anderson (3-4) (2.92)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -156 / LA Angels +131 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LA Angels and Texas Rangers meet Friday in MLB game 1 action at Globe Life Field. Here’s a LA Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction.

LA Angels Betting Preview

The LA Angels are 16-28 after recent losses to the Royals and Cardinals. The LA Angels have scored 18 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 9 games. The LA Angels have won 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Taylor Ward leads the LA Angels with 45 hits and 26 RBI while Zach Neto and Logan O'Hoppe have combined for 71 hits and 33 RBI.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Texas Rangers are 23-22 on the year after losses to the Rockies and Guardians. The Texas Rangers have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Texas Rangers have won 8 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Texas Rangers with 53 hits and 31 RBI while Adolis Garcia and Jonah Heim have combined for 82 hits and 60 RBI.

LA Angels vs Texas Rangers Pitching Matchup

Tyler Anderson gets the ball for the LA Angels, and he is 3-4 with a 2.92 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Anderson has allowed 13 hits and 7 runs in his last 13 innings. Anderson has a 2.92 ERA and .189 allowed batting average in 24.2 road innings. Anderson is 1-0 with a 3.44 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Texas Rangers.

Andrew Heaney gets the ball for the Texas Rangers, and he is 0-4 with a 4.39 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Heaney has allowed 19 hits and 4 earned runs in his last 18 innings. Heaney has a 5.94 ERA and .213 allowed batting average in 16.2 home innings. Heaney is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 7 strikeouts in his career against the LA Angels.

Why the Texas Rangers will win

  • The Angels have lost each of their last eight night games against American League opponents following a win.
  • The Rangers have won each of their last three night games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight night games against AL West opponents following a win.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line each of their last three night games against American League opponents that held a losing record.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Adolis Garcia has hit a home run in each of the Rangers' last two games as favorites.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last eight Friday night appearances against AL West teams that held a losing record.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Rangers' last six games as favorites against the Angels.
  • Corey Seager has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 16 Friday night appearances with the Rangers at Globe Life Field.
  • Josh Jung has scored at least one run in each of his last five appearances in night games.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances at Globe Life Field against AL West opponents that held a losing record.

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Taylor Ward has recorded at least one RBI in nine of his last 12 road appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last five appearances with the Angels as underdogs.
  • Tyler Anderson has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last six appearances against AL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Taylor Ward has recorded at least one hit in 15 of his last 16 appearances at Globe Life Field.
  • Mike Trout has scored a run in seven of his last eight road appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Mike Trout has hit a home run in three of his last five appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine Friday night appearances.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Texas Rangers rank T5th in the league for RBI's this season (203).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 26th in the league for walks allowed this season (168).
  • The Los Angeles Angels are one of only 4 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both steals and batting average this season.
  • The Los Angeles Angels are one of only 4 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both steals and home runs this season.

LA Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction

Tyler Anderson has been sharp this season and gives the Angels and the plus money an intriguing option. However, the LA Angels are a bad baseball team overall that cant be trusted. The Texas Rangers need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to chip away in the standings, and Andrew Heaney is a better pitcher than what he's shown up to this point. The Angels look decent in this spot as underdogs, but I have faith the Rangers can figure things out at home. I'll lay the reasonable price with the Rangers.

Randy’s Pick Texas Rangers -156

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