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Angels take the field in Arlington

The Texas Rangers will turn to righthander Matt Garza on Monday night as they open up a three-game MLB betting series at home against the division-rival Los Angeles Angels.

Garza is 7-1 with a 2.87 ERA on the season between the Rangers and the Cubs, holding the Yankees to one unearned run on five hits over 7 1-3 innings of work in his last outing. The righthander has earned the win in each of his last six starts.

Los Angeles puts its faith in starter Jered Weaver to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-5.

View LA Angels vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rangers in this matchup found them as -130 favorites on the MLB money line at SportBet. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Rangers and the American League No. 8-rated Angels in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Angels rank No. 4 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Los Angeles brings the American League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 6-ranked defense.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 10-6 result against the Athletics on July 28. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles suffered a 10-6 loss against Oakland on Sunday, as Tommy Hanson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

In their last action, Texas was a 6-0 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Cleveland staff and losing 6-0 to the Indians on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Angels at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels' last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 8 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels at Texas, Tuesday, July 30