Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Matchup Preview - September 21st, 2022

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Luis Rengifo and the Angels go head-to-head against Marcus Semien and the Rangers today. Over the last 7 days, Luis Rengifo has provided the bulk of the offense for Angels. He's batted .375 with 5 runs, 7 RBIs, and 4 home runs. Meanwhile, it's been Marcus Semien who has been hot for the Rangers. Over the last week, he's batting .421 with 3 runs, 4 RBIs, and 1 home runs.

Los Angeles Angels Insights

  • Tucker Davidson's 2012 rpm fastball spin rate this year is in the 12th percentile among SPs.

  • Matt Thaiss has primarily hit in the back-half of the lineup this season (82% of the time), but he is projected to bat 5th in the batting order today.

Texas Rangers Insights

  • Given that groundball pitchers hold a sizeable advantage against groundball hitters, Dane Dunning (49.6% GB% via The Sharp Model projections) is well-situated in this matchup with 2 GB hitters in the opposition's projected batting order.

  • Bubba Thompson has seen a big gain in his exit velocity in recent games; just compare his 97.8-mph average in the past 14 days to his seasonal 87.5-mph figure.

  • The Texas Rangers bullpen profiles as the 9th-worst in MLB, via THE BAT.

Betting Trends

  • The Texas Rangers have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 18 of their last 27 games (+9.10 Units / 30% ROI)

  • The Los Angeles Angels have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 11 of their last 18 games (+3.45 Units / 18% ROI)

  • Nate Lowe has hit the Singles Over in 51 of his last 82 games (+13.15 Units / 13% ROI)