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Texas RangersLos Angeles Angels
Sep 19, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

87-60TEAM RECORD81-67

The Los Angeles Angels will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Texas Rangers invade Angel Stadium on Wednesday.

Los Angeles sends C.J. Wilson out against Derek Holland for the Rangers in this game. Wilson is 12-9 with a 3.73 ERA on the season, while Holland is 10-6 on the year and has a 4.53 ERA.

View Texas vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-120 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Angels rated this week at No. 5 and the Rangers sitting at No. 2.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.5 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Rangers were a 11-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rangers were saddled with a loss last time out in Ryan Dempster's start, as they lost 11-3 against Los Angeles on Tuesday at Angel Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a loss are 10-0

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Texas is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing Texas
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
LA Angels are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games at home

Next up:
Texas at LA Angels, Thursday, September 20

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