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C.J. Wilson, Ervin Santana take mound in Angels vs Rangers tilt

Texas RangersLos Angeles Angels
Aug 17, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

71-52TEAM RECORD65-58

The Los Angeles Angels host Texas on Wednesday, looking to build on their 65-58 mark against the 71-52 Rangers in MLB betting action at Angel Stadium.

C.J. Wilson, with a record of 11-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Rangers, while the Angels trot Ervin Santana to the mound in this one. He is 9-8 so far in 2011.

View Texas vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Angels as -110 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 7-rated Angels and the league No. 2-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.8 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

The Rangers were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tyler Chatwood and the Angels 7-3 on Tuesday at Angel Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games
LA Angels are 17-7 SU in their last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Texas
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at LA Angels, Thursday, August 18

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