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Matt Harrison faces Tommy Hanson in MLB odds action

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April 6, 4:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Texas Rangers host Los Angeles on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-1 mark against the 1-3 Angels in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

Tommy Hanson, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Angels, while the Rangers trot Matt Harrison to the mound in this one. He is 0-1 so far in 2013.

View LA Angels vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rangers as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Angels sit at an American League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Angels offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.2 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 9.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Angels hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -117 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Angels were saddled with a loss last time out in Jason Vargas' start, as they lost 3-2 against Texas on Friday at Rangers Ballpark.

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

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

A few Angels at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels' last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Angels' last 13 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas' last 13 games when playing LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Texas, Sunday, April 7

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