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2021 MLB Handicapping
(8-10) Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels (9-6)
Date: Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Projected Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Jose Quintana
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +150 | Angels -175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels -1.5 (+105)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Angels and Rangers head into the proverbial rubber match of their three game series in Anaheim. Texas scored the 6-4 upset on Monday to cash out at +195, but Shohei Ohtani led the Angels to a 6-2 win on Tuesday.
LAA is again a big favorite in the series finale, listed at -170 even though starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 16.20 ERA after two starts. Then again, Rangers starter Mike Foltynewicz has allowed 5HR in 16.0 IP. Why is this total just 8.5 again?
There were some thoughts that Texas could have some success against Ohtani on Tuesday night considering he hadn’t pitched in two weeks. The Angels starter did walk 6, but also only allowed 1 hit over 4.0 IP.
The Rangers couldn’t scratch a single run against Ohtani even while having all those ducks on the pond. They ended up with 16 LOB, a big difference from Monday when Texas got to LAA starter Dylan Bundy for a 5-spot.
The good news for Texas is that Quintana can very much be gotten to on Wednesday. The Rangers have very little experience against the left-hander though, going just 3-28 (.107) as a team.
Chris Woodward has his own concerns with his starting pitcher. Mike Foltynewicz (0-3, 5.63 ERA) is serving up the long ball (5 HR), but has potential after 7.0 IP of 2-hit ball 10 days ago against the Padres.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels got the win on Tuesday night, and Mike Trout bounced back with a 3-4 game that includes a 2B and a HR. Trout was 0-4 with 3K’s in game one, ending a streak of 32 straight games getting on base.
Albert Pujols also had a long ball on Tuesday, but did leave 4 runners on base on his 1-4 night. If Quintana continues to struggle, Joe Maddon is going to need 5-6 runs just to stay in the hunt.
Only three Angels batters have ever faced Foltynewicz, who has spent most of his career in the NL with Atlanta. The good news is that each of them have multiple hits, going 6-18 as a team.
This one all comes down to Quintana though. His struggles from the last two seasons with Chicago have made the trip West, as the left hander has allowed 4ER and 5ER in his two starts. Quintana has yet to pitch out of the 4th inning this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 4-0 last 4 vs. LH starter
- Rangers are 5-2 last 7 overall
- Rangers are 26-55 last 81 road games
- Angels are 10-4 last 14 home games
- Rangers are 5-15 last 20 in Anaheim
- Under is 20-5-1 last 26 head to head in Anaheim
Free Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction:
The -175 is just an absurd price to pay for the Angels the way Quintana has struggled with his command through two starts. Foltynewicz hasn’t been great either, but at least he has a solid 2-hitter on his resume through three outings.
The Angels are 6-3 at home this season, and it’s possible they could open this one up to make the +105 run line valuable. The play still has to be the Rangers though.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rangers +155
This isn’t necessarily a play on Texas, but moreso against Quintana.
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