Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick 7/8/24

Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick 7/8/24 MLB Predictions

Texas Rangers (39-48) vs. Los Angeles Angels (36-50)


Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick 7/8/24 – On Monday, July 8th at 9:38 PM ET at Angel Stadium, Texas Rangers (39-48) will face the Los Angeles Angels (36-50). Both teams have struggled throughout their respective seasons so this game marks an opportunity for both to improve their standings; expectedly this contest should make for an entertaining viewing on ESPN+ and premium sports picks are essential in understanding dynamics at play when betting informedly on sports picks or in making informed bets against opponents like this one.


The Texas Rangers enter this game with a 39-48 record and have displayed mixed performances recently in games they have participated. Their batting average sits at.239 with 368 runs scored over 694 hits for an on-base percentage and slugging percentage of 308/.38 respectively. Their pitching staff currently boasts an ERA and WHIP of 4.09/1.27 which are respectable but leave room for improvement. Key players such as Adolis Garcia and Nate Lowe have played significant roles in driving offense, yet consistency remains an issue for this squad. On the road, the Rangers have been inconsistent as evidenced by their 19-26 record against the spread.


Los Angeles Angels have also faced similar difficulties; matching Texas Rangers batting average at.239 while amassing 351 runs and 676 hits; but boast a slightly greater home run count at 93 with an on-base percentage of.304 and slugging percentage of.39 respectively. Pitching performance for the Angels has been less impressive, posting an ERA and WHIP ratio of 4.63 and 1.33 respectively – representing one area of great concern. Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout remain at the core of Angels offense but need greater support from surrounding lineup players in order to turn opportunities into wins. The Angels have had mixed results at home this season and an improved record against the spread on the road (24-17). 


Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick 7/8/24 Game Info


When: Monday, July 8, 2024, at 9:38 PM ET
Where: Angel Stadium
Stream: MLB.TV


Jon Gray (3-4, 3.92 ERA) vs. Davis Daniel (1-1, 2.7 ERA)


Jon Gray of the Rangers has been an outstanding presence on the mound this season with his 3-4 record and 3.92 ERA. Through 80.1 innings pitched he has allowed 85 hits while striking out 71 batters while walking only 22 (WHIP of 1.33 indicates occasional control issues but his ability to strike out batters remains strong). Gray will play an instrumental role in this matchup due to his experience and capacity for handling pressure; his weakness lies in giving up home runs (8 so far), though this may prove vulnerable against an offensively potent team like Angels.


Davis Daniel has shown great promise with an impressive 1-1 record and 2.7 ERA so far this season, including 11 strikeouts against only 1 walk over 13.1 innings pitched so far. Daniel may take advantage of not facing as many opponents this year which means less data from opponents to work against him; his main task will be keeping composure during longer outings against more experienced batting lineups.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


As Betting odds remain undetermined, it’s crucial that we consider recent performance trends for both teams. Both Rangers and Angels tend to hit over their total in recent games – giving over an edge against them due to better road performances against spread betting; but with both possessing offensive surge potential it could come down to just who wins on Monday Night Baseball!


Texas Rangers Betting Trends


The Rangers have shown inconsistency over their last five games, going 2-3 in this stretch against the spread and going 3-2 against it at home (bettor-friendly); on the road however they were 19-26 against spread bettors which is an indicator of struggles for bettors; three of their last five total games went over (indicative of high scoring affairs); at home this number goes even higher (12 out of 41 totals went over).


Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends


The Angels have managed a 2-3 record over their past five games, matching that of the Rangers’ inconsistency. Notably, these matches saw them go 3-2 against the spread despite some challenges against. Road games proved especially fruitful; 24-17 on total against is their road mark against spread; three out of their last five home totals went over, further supporting this observation as have over-scoring affairs seen with both clubs.


Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels 7/8/24 Betting Picks


From analysis and betting trends alone, this game appears destined for a close contest. The Rangers needing to score runs quickly while still remaining steady with pitching will play an essential role, while Angels home advantage allows their starting pitchers to contain the Rangers offense. Given both teams’ recent tendencies towards high scoring games, over is an attractive consideration here.


Angels appear more favorable for picking due to their superior record against the spread at home; however, don’t underestimate Rangers potential offensive bursts and Jon Gray’s experience on the mound; prop bets for individual player performances like home runs by Adolis Garcia or Shohei Ohtani could also prove lucrative. MLB top predictions seem most suitable with Angels advantage at home plus stronger road performance against spread performance as factors that favor them over Rangers.


Free Pick and Prediction: Los Angeles Angels 6, Texas Rangers 4. 


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