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Texas Rangers Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles Angels

vs

Texas Rangers
Friday, August 15, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

The Texas Rangers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Los Angeles Angels arrive at Globe Life Park on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between Nick Martinez for the Texas Rangers (2-8 on the year) and Garrett Richards for Los Angeles Angels (12-4 so far).

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Texas Rangers as 179 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.2-3.3 victory for the Angels. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 47-74 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Angels sit at 70-49 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels odds would favor the Angels if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 18.

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How Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has baseball's No. 17-rated offensive output, at 8.65 hits per game. The Los Angeles Angels average 9.13 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.13 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-3 winner at home against the Phillies. Bettors on Los Angeles at -189 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles rolled to a 4-3 win against Philadelphia on Wednesday, as Jered Weaver and the Angels' bats led the team to victory at Angel Stadium.

In their last action, Texas was a 6-3 loser at home against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well. Texas didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Tampa Bay on Thursday at Globe Life Park.

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games
LA Angels is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games on the road
LA Angels is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Texas's last 23 games
Texas is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games at home
Texas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Angels

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Texas, Saturday, August 16th