Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Matchup

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The Los Angeles Angels will take the field against their AL West nemesis Texas Rangers in a Wednesday showdown. The matchup will begin at 8:05 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports Southwest.

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers Odds

Los Angeles (+110) is the underdog against Texas (-120) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 10.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total currently stand at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at -190 for the Angels +1.5 runs and +165 for the Rangers -1.5.

The Angels are 8-9 SU and are 10-6 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 0.6 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 4.7 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 9-7 SU and 10-5 ATS. The team’s gained 4.8 units for moneyline bettors and 2.1 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Rangers games have a 9-6 over/under record so far in 2019. Los Angeles has been a decent under bet with a total record of 4-11-1.

Right-hander Matt Harvey will get the start for the visiting Angels. Harvey is 0-1 with a 10.05 ERA and 11 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with five strikeouts and an 18.00 ERA against Texas this year.

The Rangers are preparing to start righty Lance Lynn (1-1, 4.82 ERA), who has 19 strikeouts and three walks to his credit, along with a WHIP of 1.18. Lynn is 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

As a unit, Texas’ pitching staff has allowed 5.1 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.67, a WHIP of 1.56 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.4. The bullpen has a 4.57 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 7.2 K/9. In 11 divisional games, Rangers starters have an ERA of 5.19 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.27.

The Texas offense has put up 5.6 runs per outing, including 5.2 per game against divisional foes and 7.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .283/.361/.520 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Rangers’ offense has been led by Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo. Andrus is slashing .403/.420/.627 with three home runs, 13 RBIs and nine runs scored, while Choo’s line sits at .327/.426/.558 with 17 hits, six RBIs and eight runs scored.

For the visitors, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 5.62 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.16 K/9. The bullpen has managed a solid ERA of just 2.98, along with a K-per-9 of 9.66.

The Angels offense has slashed .211/.304/.344 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game this season, including 3.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Mike Trout and Andrelton Simmons have led Los Angeles’ hitters. Trout is slashing .368/.569/.816 with five home runs, 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored, while Simmons (.215/.227/.292) is up to one homers, six RBIs and four runs scored.

The Angels have gained 2.6 units and are 8-4 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in four of those games, compared to seven that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rangers have netted 2.9 units and are 7-3 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in six of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under.

Angels at Rangers Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles has tallied eight extra-base hits over its last five contests. Texas has 21 XBH over its last five.
  • The Angels have a team OPS of .648 this season and an OPS of .697 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Rangers’ OPS sits at .792 overall and .827 versus righties.
  • The Angels have dropped three of their last four games SU.
  • Texas has recorded 23.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 26.8 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rangers have hit 13 over their last 10.