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Angels vs Rangers Picks & Odds (Sep. 22)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Sep 21, 2022 · 8:27 PM PDT

Sep 21, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers left fielder Josh Smith (47) and center fielder Leody Taveras (3) and right fielder Bubba Thompson (65) perform a dance in the outfield as they celebrate the Rangers victory over the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Rangers are -140 home favorites over the Angels on Thursday
  • Michael Lorenzen (7-6, 4.74) will pitch for Los Angeles against left-hander Martine Perez (12-6, 2.84)
  • A look at the Angels vs Rangers odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction

The Los Angeles Angels visit the Texas Rangers in the decisive game of a three-game series at 2:05 p.m. ET Thursday at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

The Rangers (64-84, 31-42 home) ended their three-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Angels. Los Angeles (65-84, 31-43 road) lost for the eight time in its last 13 games.

Angels vs Rangers Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Los Angeles Angels +118 +1.5 (-165) Over 8.5 (+110)
Texas Rangers -140 -1.5 (+140) Under 8.5 (-130)

Odds as of September 21st at Caesars Sportsbook.

As -140 favorites, the Rangers have a 58.33% expected win probability. The Globe Life Field roof will almost certainly be closed with the high temperature expected to be 98 degrees.



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Los Angeles vs Texas Probable Pitchers

Michael Lorenzen (7-6, 4.74) is scheduled to start for the Angels against left-hander Martin Perez (12-6, 2.84). Both will be pitching on five days of rest.

Lorenzen vs Perez

Michael Lorenzen
Martin Perez
7-6 Record 12-6
4.74 ERA 2.84
4.24 xERA 3.50
1.33 WHIP 1.25
1.75 SO/W 2.74

Lorenzen is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in two starts since being out from July 2-Sept. 8 with a strained right shoulder.

Last Friday, Lorenzen beat the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim. He went five innings and gave up three runs on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

Lorenzen has only faced the Rangers twice, both times in relief, and has not allowed a run in two innings. This will be his first appearance at Globe Life Field.

On the road this season, Lorenzen has a 2-4 record and 6.63 ERA in seven starts. Lorenzen has made only one start during the day, beating the White Sox on May 1 in Chicago when he yielded three runs in 8.1 innings. The Angels are 7-8 with Lorenzen gets the ball.

Perez has won his last two starts, including defeating the Tampa Bay Rays last Friday in St. Petersburg. He allowed three runs and nine hits over 5.1 innings while striking out three and walking one.

Perez has an 8-6 lifetime record against the Rangers and a 3.83 ERA in 22 games (18 starts).

The lefty has been so good this season that they’ve named a snow cone after him.

This will be Perez’s 15th start of the season at home and he is 5-3 with a 2.91. He is 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA during the day.

When Perez pitches, the Rangers are 19-10. When he doesn’t, they are 45-74.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Angels Batters Batting Average vs Martin Perez
Luis Rengifo .429
Taylor Ward .357
Shohei Ohtani .286
Mike Trout .265
Matt Duffy .250
Jo Adell .250
Max Stassi .200
Kurt Suzuki .063
Rangers Batters Batting Average vs Mike Lorenzen
Marcus Semien 1.000
Corey Seager .500
Kole Calhoun .000
Charlie Culberson .000
Kevin Plawecki .000

The Angels’ Luis Rengifo is 3 for 7 against Perez but Kurt Suzuki is 1 for 16 (.063) with a double.

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