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Garza gets the ball for the Rangers

The Texas Rangers will be looking to bolster their playoff chances on Thursday night as they send righthander Matt Garza to the mound at home against the Los Angeles Angels.

Garza sits at 10-6 with a 3.90 ERA on the season, and he last faced the Angels on September 6 when he surrendered six runs (five earned) on nine hits over seven innings. The Rangers are just 2-4 over Garza's six most recent outings.

Los Angeles puts its faith in starter Jerome Williams to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-10.

View Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.

The visitors were 182 moneyline Underdog in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

This game matches up the No. 23 (Rangers) and the No. 7 (Angels) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-1 winner at home against the Athletics. Bettors on Los Angeles at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Angels grabbed a win last time out, defeating Daniel Straily and the Athletics 3-1 on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -245 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Dallas Keuchel and the Astros 7-3 on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas's No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.46 runs per game, against a Angels defense that ranks No. 24 at 4.51 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 8.98 hits per game so far, less than Angels batters have averaged on the year (9.11 hits per game).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.44 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.52 runs per game.

A few Angels at Rangers trends to consider:
LA Angels is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games
LA Angels is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
LA Angels is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Texas
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Texas, Friday, September 27th
Texas at Anaheim, Friday, September 27th

 

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