Angels vs. Rangers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/16/2022

by | May 16, 2022

The Texas Rangers (14-19) will lean on Adolis Garcia, following a two-homer game, to lead them in a matchup with the Los Angeles Angels (24-13) on Monday at 8:05 PM ET. The Rangers are +120 underdogs for the contest, according to sportsbooks. Noah Syndergaard starts for Los Angeles while Jon Gray is Texas’ starter for the contest.

Angels vs. Rangers Spread and Betting Line

Angels vs Rangers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Angels -142 +120 8 -110 -109 -1.5 +116 -139

Computer Predictions for Angels vs. Rangers

Our computer pick: Texas Rangers (+120) and Over (8)

Angels vs. Rangers Game Info

  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Noah Syndergaard
  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Jon Gray
  • Game Day: Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: Globe Life Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Pitching Matchup

Syndergaard Gray
5 GS 4
3-1 W-L 0-1
2.45 ERA 5.51
29.1 IP 16.1
6 BB 7
21 SO 15

Angels Starter Noah Syndergaard

  • Syndergaard (3-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Angels, his sixth of the season.
  • The righty’s most recent time out was on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, when he went 5 1/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up seven hits.
  • In five games this season, the 29-year-old has a 2.45 ERA and 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .227 to opposing hitters.
  • Syndergaard heads into this matchup with two quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Syndergaard is seeking his sixth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.3 innings per appearance on the mound.
  • He will face a Rangers offense that ranks 20th in the league with 131 runs while batting .215 as a squad. It has a collective .344 slugging percentage (26th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 33 home runs (13th in MLB).
  • Syndergaard has pitched six innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out four against the Rangers this season.

Rangers Starter Jon Gray

  • The Rangers’ Gray (0-1) will make his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Monday, when he tossed 4 1/3 innings without allowing a run on two hits in a matchup with the New York Yankees.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 5.51, a 2.143 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.224 in four games this season.
  • Gray has made one start of five or more innings in four chances this season, and averages 4.0 frames when he pitches.
  • The Angels rank first in MLB with 182 runs scored this season. They have a .245 batting average this campaign with 49 home runs (first in the league).

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Angels have won 20 out of the 28 games, or 71.4%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • This season, Los Angeles has won nine of its 13 games, or 69.2%, when favored by at least -142 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 58.7% chance of a victory for the Angels.
  • So far this season, Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 37 games with a total.
  • The Angels have an ATS record of 21-16-0 in 37 games with a spread this season.

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rangers have been underdogs in 23 games this season and have come away with the win 10 times (43.5%) in those contests.
  • This season, Texas has come away with a win seven times in 14 chances when named as an underdog of at least +120 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 45.5% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Texas and their opponents have hit the over in 14 of their 33 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Rangers are 19-14-0 against the spread in their 33 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Taylor Ward is hitting .385 with five doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 21 walks.
  • Ward brings a hitting streak of six games into this matchup. During his last 10 games he is hitting .375 with a double, a triple, three home runs, nine walks and nine RBI.
  • Mike Trout’s nine home runs and .312 batting average both lead his team.
  • Among all MLB batters, Trout is fifth in home runs and 32nd in RBI.
  • Trout enters this game looking for his third game in a row with a hit. In his last five games he is batting .143 with a double, two walks and an RBI.
  • Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 26 runs batted in.
  • Ohtani will look to build on his three-game hitting in this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with a double, two home runs, two walks and five RBI.
  • Anthony Rendon has seven doubles, four home runs and 17 walks while hitting .227.
  • Rendon is riding a four-game hitting streak into this one. In his last five games he is batting .353 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.
Taylor Ward 26 .385 .500 .747 8 22 35
Mike Trout 32 .312 .432 .661 9 20 34
Shohei Ohtani 36 .250 .312 .465 8 26 36
Anthony Rendon 33 .227 .324 .387 4 18 27
Jared Walsh 35 .240 .295 .419 6 23 31

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Corey Seager has collected a team-high seven home runs.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Seager’s home run total is 19th and his RBI tally ranks 65th.
  • Seager takes a hitting streak of two games into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .176 with a home run, three walks and two RBI.
  • Garcia has driven in the most runs for the Rangers with 23 runs batted in.
  • Garcia is 29th among all hitters in MLB in home runs, and 14th in RBI.
  • Jonah Heim is hitting .279 with four doubles, three home runs and nine walks.
  • Brad Miller is hitting .215 with a double, five home runs and four walks.
Corey Seager 32 .234 .304 .411 7 16 29
Adolis García 32 .205 .261 .418 6 23 25
Jonah Heim 20 .279 .371 .492 3 10 17
Brad Miller 28 .215 .250 .418 5 17 17
Marcus Semien 32 .157 .216 .213 0 8 20

Betting Tips for Angels vs. Rangers

After analyzing all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Rangers on the moneyline at +120. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 8 runs.

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