MLB betting line favors Angels over Rangers

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Sep 8, 3:35 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Texas battle on Sunday at Angel Stadium as the Angels try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Los Angeles sends Jason Vargas out against Nick Tepesech for the Rangers in this game. Vargas is 8-6 with a 3.80 ERA on the season, while Tepesech is 4-6 on the year and has a 4.85 ERA.

View Texas vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Angels in this matchup found them as -112 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Angels sit at No. 10 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rangers sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9 per game.

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Last time out for Texas, they were an 8-3 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at +128 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Texas suffered an 8-3 loss against Los Angeles on Saturday, as Derek Holland wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Angel Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games at home
LA Angels are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games

Next up:
Texas home to Pittsburgh, Monday, September 9
LA Angels at Minnesota, Monday, September 9