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Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers 6/15/2023 Analysis, Picks and Previews

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers 6/15/2023 Analysis, Picks and Previews

On Thursday, June 15, 2023, at 8:05 PM ET, the Los Angeles Angels will play the Texas Rangers in MLB action at Globe Life Field, Texas. Los Angeles is now the hottest team in baseball, having won eight of its previous ten games and the series against the Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners. After losing three straight games in Houston, the Angels were on fire, returning to the mix in the divisional race. Now that LA is 4.5 games off the lead, how much higher can they go before the month is over? The Angels hit.256 (11th), score 4.93 runs per game and have a record that puts them in sixth place. 763 OPS. With 97 home runs, they are seventh in the MLB, but with 34 bases stolen, they are 27th. The LA pitching staff has 19 quality starts, a 1.34 WHIP, and a 4.20 ERA, placing them 20th overall.

Ohtani, who has a 2023 K: BB ratio of 102:34, will make Los Angeles’ starting lineup on Thursday night. He struggled in his past two outings, giving up four earned runs on eight hits in a loss to Houston and three runs with five walks against Seattle. Ohtani has a 3-2 record versus the Rangers in his seven career appearances, a 4.06 ERA, and 53 strikeouts over 37.2 innings.

The Angels used 205 relievers on the field this season. 100 runners were given to relief pitchers during the year, and 41.0% of those runners advanced to base. They had 36 opportunities to make saves during the season but only converted on 24. The Angels relievers entered the game with a total save percentage of 66.7% and 87 save opportunities. With 51 total holds this season, relievers currently hold the second-most in MLB.

  • The Los Angeles Angels are 6-3 SU in their last 9 meetings with the Rangers.
  • The total went OVER in 14 of the LA Angels’ last 19 games on the road.
  • The total hung OVER in 12 of the LA Angels’ last 15 games on the road against Texas.

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers 6/15/2023 Analysis, Picks and Previews

Texas has stumbled recently as seen by their five-game losing streak. The Rangers are still 3.5 games clear at the top of their division. In the coming weeks, we’ll learn if this team is a World Series contender! Texas averages 6.20 runs while hitting.273 (1st) and having a.795 OPS (3rd). Eighth in the league for home runs with 87, and twenty-fifth for bases stolen with 36. Texas’ pitching staff ranks eighth with a 3.79 ERA and third with a 1.20 WHIP after 31 quality starts.

Eovaldi will get the ball from the home team on Thursday night. He held five opponents without a point this year, making him the rotation’s ace. The seasoned right-hander has an 83:17 K: BB ratio and has won four straight outings. In 12 career meetings with the Angels, he has gone 4-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 53 strikeouts.

Texas relievers had a 31.1% success percentage with 103 inherited runners. They used their bullpen relievers 49 times in high-pressure situations and 61 times with baserunners. There are now 32 holds, 55 save opportunities, and 10 failed saves for the Rangers. This season, they used 177 relievers, which places them 24th in the league in terms of save percentage. Texas utilized bullpen pitchers to pitch in 22 save situations, recording 12 saves.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Texas’ last 5 meetings with the Angels.
  • The Texas Rangers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games at home.
  • The total hung OVER in 12 of Texas’s last 15 games at home against LA Angels.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers The MLB pick for this game is the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels have the fourth-highest winning percentage (54.8%) with a record of 17-14. They have a winning record of 6-1 in their last seven games versus right-handed starters and are 7-2 in their past nine games against starters with a WHIP under 1.15. With victories in the first two games of this series and eight of their previous nine games, the Angels are now the hotter team. Although Ohtani’s last two starts weren’t as sharp, he will probably do well against the Rangers on Wednesday. Additionally, LA is a self-assured squad at the bat, so they would have the advantage if they could get rid of Eovaldi soon. The Rangers bullpen performs below average this season, with MLB’s third-worst ERA (4.57). The Angels have the fourth-best ERA (3.24) in baseball. It is projected that the Los Angeles Angels will triumph 7–4 in the end.

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET

Location: Globe Life Field, TX

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023

TV: Bally Sports Southwest

MLB Odds: Los Angeles Angels +114

MLB Totals: 8.5


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