Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers 6/15/2023 – The Los Angeles Angels are set to clash with the Texas Rangers in an exciting matchup at Arlington on Thursday. With a record of 38-31, the Angels enter this contest aiming to challenge the dominant 41-25 Rangers. So far this season, Los Angeles has emerged victorious in three out of five matchups against Texas. This MLB action between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers will take place at Globe Life Field, marking the finale of their four-game series this week. The Texas Rangers will win and cover the spread as per the top MLB betting sites.
Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers 6/15/2023
|When:||Thursday, June 15, 8:05 PM EDT|
|Where:||Globe Life Field.|
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 14, 2023
Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels are set to counter the Texas Rangers with their star pitcher, Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani has showcased his remarkable skills on the mound by sporting an impressive 5-2 record and a solid 3.32 ERA. However, despite his talent, the Japanese sensation hasn’t secured a win since May 15th. While his performance hasn’t been subpar, it hasn’t quite reached the level of the “Ohtani stuff” that fans have grown accustomed to witnessing. In his two starts this June, his ERA has inflated to 5.52, presenting a challenge he seeks to overcome.
Although Thursday’s matchup promises an exciting duel between two of the league’s finest pitchers, it also sets the stage for a clash between two explosive offenses. The Rangers currently lead the league in runs per 9 innings with an impressive average of 6.28 and a team batting average of .273.
The Angels develop a decent batting unit.
Not to be outdone, the Angels possess formidable hitting power, ranking 7th in runs per 9 innings, 6th in OPS, and 5th in home runs with an average of 1.42 per 9 innings. As these two offensive powerhouses collide, one can expect an intense battle where something will have to give.
Reflecting on the previous matchups, the Angels claimed a 9-6 victory in the series-opening game on Monday, followed by a convincing 7-3 win on Tuesday. However, they faltered on Wednesday, surrendering five runs in the seventh and eighth innings, resulting in a 6-3 loss. Reid Detmers put in an admirable performance as the starter, pitching 6.0 innings with just one earned run on three hits and three walks.
As the Angels prepare for Thursday’s game, they entrust the starting role to their ace, Shohei Ohtani. With an impressive record of 5-2, a 3.32 ERA, and a remarkable 102 strikeouts in 76.0 innings this season, Ohtani’s talent and experience make him a formidable force on the mound. He has demonstrated his prowess throughout his career, boasting a 33-16 record and a stellar 3.02 ERA in 76 starts.
Players to watch: Shohei Ohtani SP (GP 68, AB 264, R 45, H 79, 2B 13, 3B 3, HR 21, RBI 52, TB 161, BB 33, SO 66, SB 10, AVG 0.299, OBP 0.377, SLG 0.61, OPS 0.987, WAR 2.4, Hunter Renfroe RF (GP 63, AB 247, R 33, H 59, 2B 13, 3B 0, HR 12, RBI 33, TB 108, BB 18, SO 57, SB 0, AVG 0.239, OBP 0.291, SLG 0.437, OPS 0.728, WAR 0
The Texas Rangers are entrusting Nathan Eovaldi to face the formidable Angels lineup. Eovaldi has been in sensational form this season, boasting a remarkable 9-2 record and a solid 4.29 ERA. His consistency has been truly exceptional, as he has not suffered a loss in a start since April 12. Incredibly, over his last ten starts, Eovaldi has accumulated eight wins and two no-decisions. Even in those two no-decisions, he limited the opposition to just three earned runs, demonstrating his ability to keep his team in the game.
Shifting the focus to the Rangers, they enjoyed a brief 3-1 lead in the Tuesday matchup against the Angels but could not maintain it. However, they bounced back on Wednesday with a victory, fueled by a strong performance that included nine team hits. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney endured 3.2 innings on the mound, allowing only one earned run, five hits, and four walks.
Nathan Eovaldi to start from Texas.
For Thursday’s game, the Rangers will turn to their ace, Nathan Eovaldi, to take the mound. This season, Eovaldi has been a force to be reckoned with, impressing with a 9-2 record, a stellar 2.49 ERA, and a notable 83 strikeouts across 86.2 innings of work. His career statistics show his experience, where he boasts a 76-70 record and a solid 4.05 ERA in 253 games.
Players to watch: Marcus Semien 2B (GP 67, AB 283, R 58, H 81, 2B 20, 3B 2, HR 10, RBI 53, TB 135, BB 29, SO 47, SB 7, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.351, SLG 0.477, OPS 0.828, WAR 3, Nathaniel Lowe 1B (GP 66, AB 265, R 45, H 72, 2B 17, 3B 1, HR 8, RBI 39, TB 115, BB 32, SO 68, SB 0, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.35, SLG 0.434, OPS 0.784, WAR 1.9
Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels’ last six games.
LA Angels are 8-2 SU in their last ten games.
LA Angels are 6-3 SU in their last nine games against Texas.
The total has gone OVER in 14 of the LA Angels’ last 19 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of the LA Angels’ last 15 games when playing on the road against Texas.
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last seven games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last six games.
Texas is 2-5 SU in their last seven games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last five games against LA Angels.
Texas is 9-3 SU in their last 12 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Texas’s last 15 games when playing at home against LA Angels.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas’s last eight games against an opponent in the American League.
Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Betting Picks
As the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers gear up for this crucial matchup, all eyes will be on the dynamic duel between the Angels’ potent lineup and Eovaldi’s impressive pitching prowess. With both teams seeking to win, this clash promises to be a thrilling contest filled with excitement and anticipation. The Texas Rangers are fueled to win in this matchup and will do so according to the latest baseball betting odds.
Score Prediction: Rangers, Angels 5.