Texas Rangers vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 7/8/24

LA Angels (37-52) vs Texas Rangers (42-48)

Game Info: Monday, July 8, 2024 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Davis Daniel (1-1) (2.70) vs Jon Gray (3-4) (3.81)

Betting Odds: LA Angels +122 / Texas Rangers -143 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Texas Rangers vs LA Angels prediction for this MLB game on Monday, July 8th at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The Rangers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Angels recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Texas
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Los Angeles 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Texas and Los Angeles 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Texas and Los Angeles

Rangers are Showing Improvement 

The Texas Rangers are 42-48 this year and they have won five of their last seven games. Texas is coming off of a series win against Tampa Bay, where they won all three games by scores of 3-0, 4-3, and 13-2. Prior to that series, the Rangers lost two out of three against the Padres, lost three out of four against the Orioles, and lost all three against the Brewers. Texas is just 5-8 in their last 13 games and they are third in the AL West. 

The Texas pitching staff has a 4.00 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average. The Rangers offense has scored 389 runs with a .243 batting average and a .311 on base percentage. Marcus Semien is batting .229 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI’s for the Rangers this season. Texas has allowed three runs or fewer in six of their last seven games.

Angels Pitching Staff is Struggling 

The Los Angeles Angels are 37-52 this season and they have lost six of their last seven games. Los Angeles is coming off of a series loss against the Cubs, where they lost two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Angels lost all three against the Athletics, won three out of four against the Tigers, and swept the Athletics in three games. Los Angeles is 7-6 in their last 13 games and they are fourth in the AL West. 

The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 4.58 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average. The Angels offense has scored 359 runs with a .235 batting average and a .302 on base percentage. Taylor Ward is batting .238 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI’s for the Angels this season. Los Angeles has allowed at least five runs in seven of their last eight games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Jon Gray, who is 3-4 with a 3.92 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 80.1 innings pitched this year. Gray has allowed at least three earned runs in three of his last four starts. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Davis Daniel, who is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 13.1 innings pitched this season. Daniel pitched a gem in his first outing against Detroit, but allowed four earned runs and seven hits against Oakland in his last outing.

Why the Angels will beat the Rangers

  • The underdogs have won each of the Angels' last four games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • The Rangers have lost six of their last seven games as road favorites.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine night games following a home win.
  • The Angels have covered the run line in seven of their last eight home games against teams that held a losing record.

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Angels' last five games after playing the previous day have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Four of the Rangers' last five road games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Angels' last three games as underdogs against AL West opponents.

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Zach Neto has recorded a Double in three of the Angels' last four home games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Zach Neto has scored a run in each of the Angels' last four games against AL West opponents at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • Luis Rengifo has hit a home run in two of the Angels' last three games as home underdogs.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded two hits in each of his last four appearances with the Angels as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Mike Trout has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine home appearances against the Rangers.
  • Mike Trout has recorded an RBI in each of his last three appearances with the Angels as home underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Angels' last five games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim against opponents that held a losing record.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Corey Seager has recorded a Double in four of the Rangers' last five games.
  • Adolis Garcia has hit a home run in three of the Rangers' last four games against the Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Rangers' last six road games against the Angels.
  • Jonah Heim has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight road appearances against the Angels after playing the previous day.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded at least one Single in eight of the Rangers' last nine road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jon Gray has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his five previous appearances with the Rangers as road favorites against AL West opponents.
  • Corey Seager has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last six appearances.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rangers' last eight games as road favorites against AL opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for strikeouts this season (683).
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for runs allowed this season (437).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 25th in the league for walks allowed this season (316).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 6th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.230).

Texas Rangers vs LA Angels Prediction 

The Rangers have really struggled to play well on a consistent basis so far this season, but they are heating up and will look to improve on their 18-27 road record here. Texas just swept Tampa Bay over the weekend and their pitching staff has been very good, but they are starting Gray, who has had plenty of issues recently. LA is 18-26 at home this season and they are going with Daniel, who has had one good start and one bad start. I think we have the potential to see a higher scoring game here, but I can’t trust the Rangers on the road with Gray on the mound. My Texas Rangers vs LA Angels prediction is for the Angels to win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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