Texas Rangers Starter Miles Mikolas Out to Silence Los Angeles Angels Bats in MLB Contest

Los Angeles Angels

vs

Texas Rangers
Saturday, July 12, 2014 7:15 PM ET
Globe Life Park

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Los Angeles Angels dueling the Texas Rangers on Saturday at Globe Life Park.

Jered Weaver gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Los Angeles Angels on this Saturday; he's 9-6 on the season. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Miles Mikolas, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Los Angeles Angels listed as favorites of -160 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 10, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-3.5 win for the Angels. A 5.5-3.5 result in favor of the Angels is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

38-55 Texas battles the Angels, currently with a 55-37 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Texas Rangers and the No. 3-rated Los Angeles Angels in this matchup.

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How Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 14-rated offense, averaging 4.11 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Angels defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.13 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.81 hits per game so far, less than Los Angeles Angels batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.09 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Angels were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Garrett Richards silenced the Rangers bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Texas at Globe Life Park.

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

LA Angels is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 18 of LA Angels's last 25 games when playing on the road against Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Texas, Sunday, July 13th