Angels vs. Rangers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/17/2022

by | May 17, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels (24-14) are set to take on the Texas Rangers (15-19) Tuesday at 8:05 PM ET. The Angels are listed as -132 favorites by sportsbooks, while the underdog Rangers have +111 odds for the contest. Los Angeles’ Reid Detmers and Texas’ Taylor Hearn have been named the starters for this 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 -132 +111 8.5 -110 -110 -1.5 +125 -149

Computer Predictions for Angels vs. Rangers

Our computer pick: Texas Rangers (+111) and Over (8.5)

Angels vs. Rangers Game Info

  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: Reid Detmers
  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Taylor Hearn
  • Game Day: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: Globe Life Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Pitching Matchup

Detmers Hearn
6 GS 6
2-1 W-L 2-2
3.77 ERA 5.26
31.0 IP 25.2
8 BB 13
20 SO 29

Angels Starter Reid Detmers

  • Detmers makes the start for the Angels, his seventh of the season. He is 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA and 20 strikeouts through 31 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, when the left-hander threw nine scoreless innings without allowing a hit.
  • In six games this season, the 22-year-old has a 3.77 ERA and 5.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .165 to opposing batters.
  • Detmers is trying to collect his second quality start of the season.
  • Detmers has pitched five or more innings in a game three times this year heading into this outing.
  • He will take the hill against a Rangers squad that is hitting .216 as a unit (27th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .344 (26th in MLB) with 34 total home runs (13th in MLB).
  • Detmers has a 13.50 ERA and a 2.100 WHIP against the Rangers this season in 3 1/3 innings pitched, allowing a .375 batting average over one appearance.

Rangers Starter Taylor Hearn

  • Hearn (2-2) will take to the mound for the Rangers and make his seventh start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw five scoreless innings against the Kansas City Royals while allowing one hit.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 5.26 and 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .275 in six games this season.
  • Hearn has not earned a quality start in six starts this season.
  • Hearn has pitched five or more innings in three straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Angels rank first in MLB with 186 runs scored this season. They have a .245 batting average this campaign with 49 home runs (second in the league).
  • The Angels have gone 6-for-16 with three RBI in 3 2/3 innings this season against the left-hander.

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Angels have been favored 29 times and won 20, or 69%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 10-5 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -132 on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Angels have a 56.9% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 18 of their 38 opportunities.
  • The Angels are 21-17-0 against the spread this season.

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rangers have been chosen as underdogs in 24 games this year and have walked away with the win 11 times (45.8%) in those games.
  • Texas has a mark of 9-7 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +111 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 47.4% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Texas have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 15 of 34 chances this season.
  • The Rangers have posted a record of 20-14-0 against the spread this season.

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Taylor Ward is batting .385 with five doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 21 walks.
  • Ward carries a seven-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .412 with a double, a triple, three home runs, eight walks and nine RBI.
  • Mike Trout has hit nine home runs while hitting .310. Both pace his team.
  • Including all major league hitters, Trout is sixth in home runs and 34th in RBI.
  • Trout carries a three-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .167 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
  • Shohei Ohtani has sent home a team-best 27 runs batted in.
  • Ohtani will look to build on his four-game hitting in this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and six RBI.
  • Anthony Rendon has seven doubles, four home runs and 17 walks while batting .220.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Taylor Ward 27 .385 .496 .729 8 22 37
Mike Trout 33 .310 .426 .646 9 20 35
Shohei Ohtani 37 .250 .311 .466 8 27 37
Anthony Rendon 34 .220 .315 .374 4 18 27
Jared Walsh 36 .242 .301 .417 6 23 32

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Corey Seager leads the Rangers with seven home runs and has put up a team-high batting average of .234.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Seager’s home run total ranks 19th and his RBI tally is 61st.
  • Seager brings a hitting streak of three games into this game. In his last five games he is batting .176 with three walks and two RBI.
  • Adolis Garcia has collected 24 runs batted in to lead his team.
  • Garcia ranks 31st overall in homers and 12th in RBI this season.
  • Jonah Heim is hitting .277 with four doubles, four home runs and nine walks.
  • Brad Miller has a double, five home runs and five walks while hitting .207.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Corey Seager 33 .234 .303 .406 7 17 30
Adolis García 33 .206 .261 .421 6 24 26
Jonah Heim 21 .277 .365 .523 4 12 18
Brad Miller 29 .207 .250 .402 5 17 17
Marcus Semien 33 .162 .224 .215 0 8 21

Betting Tips for Angels vs. Rangers

After analyzing all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Rangers on the moneyline at +111. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 8.5 runs.

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