Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers Betting Preview

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Mike Trout and the surging Los Angeles Angels will head east to face their divisional rival Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The matchup will get underway at 8:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Southwest to catch the action.

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Odds

The Angels are 8-7 SU and have gone 10-5 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 1.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline in this young season and 5.7 units ATS. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 7-7 SU and 8-5 ATS. They’ve gained 2.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.1 units ATS.

Texas games have a 7-6 over/under record so far in 2019. Angels games have gone under 11 times, gone over three times and pushed on one occasion.

Right-hander Trevor Cahill (1-1, 3.50 ERA) will get the nod for the visiting Angels. Cahill struck out 100 hitters over 110 innings last year (with 41 walks) while finishing the season 7-4 overall with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. He made three starts against Texas in 2018 and put together a 1-0 record against the Rangers with a 7.82 ERA and 11 strikeouts.

The Rangers are rolling with righty Shelby Miller (0-1, 9.53 ERA) as their starter. Miller struck out 19 hitters over 15 innings last year (4 starts). Miller finished the season 0-4 overall with a 10.69 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.33 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.43 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.08, along with a WHIP of 1.44.

The Angels offense has slashed .215/.303/.348 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Los Angeles’ offensive production has been fueled by Mike Trout and Jonathan Lucroy. Trout is slashing .406/.592/.938 with five home runs, 12 RBIs and eight runs scored, while Lucroy has a .271 average with zero homers, five RBIs and six runs scored.

For the home team, Texas’ pitching staff has given up 5.4 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 6.27 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.47 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 7.7 K/9. In nine divisional games, Rangers starters have an ERA of 6.05 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.97.

Texas’ hitters are putting up 5.1 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .238/.312/.405 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Rangers’ offense has been led by Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo. Andrus is hitting .414/.433/.655 with three home runs, 12 RBIs and eight runs scored, while Choo’s line sits at .302/.412/.488 with 13 hits, five RBIs and six runs.

The Angels have gained 3.9 units and are 8-3 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in three of those games, as opposed to seven that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Rangers have netted 1.8 units and are 6-3 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in five of those games, compared to four that went under.

Angels at Rangers Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in five of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Angels have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • Texas has recorded 21 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rangers have hit 10 over their last 10.
  • The Angels have a team OPS of .651 this season and an OPS of .689 against right-handed pitchers. The Rangers’ OPS stands at .753 overall and .783 against righties.