Texas Rangers vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 7/9/24

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

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

Roansy Contreras (0-1) (4.04) vs Max Scherzer (1-2) (2.70)

Betting Odds: LA Angels +137 / Texas Rangers -161 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Texas Rangers and LA Angels meet Tuesday in MLB game 2 action at Angel Stadium. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs LA Angels Prediction. This article will include a Texas Rangers vs LA Angels Pick.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Texas Rangers are 43-48 on the year after games against the Padres and Rays. The Texas Rangers have scored 26 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 9 games. The Texas Rangers have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Texas Rangers with 85 hits and 49 RBI, while Corey Seager and Josh Smith have combined for 161 hits and 79 RBI.

LA Angels Betting Preview

The LA Angels are 37-53 on the year after playing the Athletics and Cubs. The LA Angels have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 11 games. The LA Angels have won 7 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Luis Rengifo leads the LA Angels with 79 hits and 25 RBI, while Taylor Ward and Logan O'Hoppe have combined for 149 hits and 84 RBI.

Texas Rangers vs LA Angels Pitching Pick Matchup

Max Scherzer gets the ball for the Texas Rangers, and he is 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Scherzer has allowed 11 hits and 5 runs in 16.2 innings this season. Scherzer will make his 452nd start tonight, which is good for 86th all time. Scherzer is 5-1 with a 2.09 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the LA Angels.

Roansy Contreras gets the ball for the LA Angels, and he is 1-1 with a 4.04 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Contreras has allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs in his last 5.2 innings. Contreras has a 3.04 ERA and .235 allowed batting average in 23.2 home innings. This will be Contreras’ first career game against the Texas Rangers.

Why the Texas Rangers will Beat the Angels

  • The Rangers have won each of their last five games against American League opponents.
  • The Angels have lost each of their last five games against American League opponents.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games.
  • The road team has covered the run line in seven of the last eight games between the Rangers and Angels.
  • The Rangers have led after 5 innings in each of their last five night games.

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

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

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Corey Seager has recorded a Double in five of the Rangers' last six games.
  • Adolis Garcia has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances against the Angels after playing the previous day.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Rangers' last seven road games against the Angels.
  • Max Scherzer has recorded a win in each of his last three appearances against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one Single in each of the Rangers' last six games.
  • Adolis Garcia has scored at least one run in each of the Rangers' last six road games.
  • Corey Seager has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last seven appearances.
  • Max Scherzer has recorded six or more strikeouts in 15 of his last 18 road appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rangers' last nine games as road favorites against AL opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for strikeouts this season (692).
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for runs allowed this season (446).
  • The Texas Rangers rank T24th in the league for doubles this season (130).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 7th in the league for strikeouts against this season (704).

Texas Rangers vs LA Angels Prediction

The Texas Rangers need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to make a serious playoff push. The LA Angels aren't a good team to put it nicely, and I never like backing teams going into a bullpen game. Roansy Contreras is not a starting pitcher, and I'm not a fan of relying on o so many arms to get me over the finish line. Max Scherzer is still working his way back into form, but he's Max Scherzer. You should feel somewhat confident getting behind Max Scherzer, regardless of sample size. Give me the Rangers and the RL for max betting value.

Randy’s Pick Texas Rangers -1.5

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