Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Los Angeles Angels will head east to Globe Life Park to take on their division rival Texas Rangers. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Southwest will televise the action.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers Odds

The Angels are 62-60 SU and are 56-65 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.1 units for moneyline bettors and 15.7 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 53-69 SU and 61-61 ATS. They’ve lost 1.4 units for moneyline bettors and 3.3 units ATS. Texas has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the over has cashed in three of those seven.

Rangers games have an over/under record of 57-56-9 in 2018. Los Angeles has been a decent under bet with a total record of 53-59-9.

As a unit, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have a 5.39 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.12 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.0 K/9. In 50 divisional games, Rangers starters have an ERA of 4.93 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.74.

Texas’ hitters are putting up 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .256/.337/.424 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Shin-soo Choo and Jurickson Profar have led the charge for the Rangers’ batters this year. Choo is slashing .279/.393/.476 with 20 home runs, 56 RBIs and 69 runs scored, while Profar’s line is .249/.333/.452 with 13 homers, 64 RBIs and 62 runs.

For the visiting squad, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.16 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.80 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.65, along with a WHIP of 1.28 and a K/9 of 8.81.

The Angels offense has slashed .248/.321/.422 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been led by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Justin Upton. Simmons is hitting .302/.353/.421 with seven home runs, 54 RBIs and 56 runs scored, while Upton (.264/.350/.476) is up to 26 homers, 73 RBIs and 67 runs scored.

The Angels have gained 4.3 units and are 44-42 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 40 of those games, compared to 41 that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Rangers, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • Los Angeles has posted 24.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.6 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rangers have hit 12 over their last 10.