Rangers vs Angels Baseball Game Preview
Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
Texas pays a visit to Los Angeles on Monday, hoping to shut down the Angels bats in baseball action at Angel Stadium.
Martin Perez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 3-3 on the season. The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Jerome Williams, who will be looking to improve on his 4-7 mark.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Angels as +100 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The Angels sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rangers sit at an American League No. 4 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Rangers average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.
Texas brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Angels' league No. 13-ranked defense.
The Rangers were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at +103 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rangers hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Derek Holland struck out 10 batters in 4-0 victory on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +115 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Blue Jays, who beat them 6-5 on Sunday behind a start from Mark Buehrle at Angel Stadium.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Texas is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
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 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing Texas
Texas at LA Angels, Tuesday, August 6