Rangers vs Angels Baseball Game Preview
Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
Los Angeles will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Texas Rangers pay a visit to Angel Stadium.
The Angels will rely on Garrett Richards to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Derek Holland will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Garrett Richards is 4-4 this season, and Derek Holland is 9-7.
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.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).
Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 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 a 6-5 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -103 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rangers endured a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Angels on Friday, with Matt Garza throwing 7 innings of 9-hit ball at Angel Stadium.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 8-2
A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
Texas is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Texas is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas' last 12 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games at home
LA Angels are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games
Texas at LA Angels, Sunday, September 8