Rangers vs Angels Picks and Prediction – 7/9/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 07/07/2024 at 8:43 PM ET

Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels 07/08/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 7/9/2024, 1:38 AM UTC
Latest Odds: TEX -145 ; O/U 8.5

Rangers vs Angels Prediction

The Texas Rangers open a three-game series on the road Monday versus the Los Angeles Angels. Texas is 41-48 following its 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer in the victory. Texas has won two straight but the Rangers are third in the American League West, seven games behind first-place Seattle. Make sure you stay up to date with all the MLB action, with our MLB predictions.

Josh Smith is batting .293 to lead Texas and has a team-high .386 on-base percentage, while Marcus Semien is the leader in RBI with 47 and hits with 83. Adolis Garcia is the leader in home runs with 16. As a team, Texas is batting .240 with a .378 slugging percentage. On Monday, Texas will send Jon Gray to the mound. The right-hander is 3-4 with a 3.92 ERA, 71 Ks and 22 BBs.

The Los Angeles Angels improved to 37-51 following a 7-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Tyler Anderson threw eight shutout innings and Jo Adell homered for the Angels in the victory, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Los Angeles is fourth in the American League West, 10 ½ games behind the first-place Seattle Mariners.

Logan O’Hoppe is batting .279 to lead Los Angeles while Taylor Ward is the leader in home runs with 14, RBI with 44 and an on-base percentage of .331. Luis Rengifo is the leader in hits with 79. Los Angeles has a team batting average of .237 and a slugging percentage of .384. On Monday, Los Angeles will send Davis Daniel to the mound. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA, 11 Ks and 1 BBs.

Our Free MLB Pick for Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers

Rangers vs Angels Pick

Texas has lost eight of the last 12 and will have a starter on the mound that has struggled of late. Texas pitcher Jon Gray has been hit hard in two consecutive outings, allowing 11 runs across 9 ⅔ innings with Texas losing both. In just two starts this season, Los Angeles pitcher Davis Daniel has allowed four runs across 13 ⅓ innings, including giving up no runs and four hits over eight innings in a 5-0 shutout win versus Detroit. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Angels win 6-4.

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