Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview
Los Angeles Angels
|78-83||September 29, 2013, 03:05 PM | Rangers Ballpark||90-71|
The Texas Rangers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Angels arrive at Rangers Ballpark on Sunday.
Texas sends Yu Darvish out against Jason Vargas for the Angels in this game. Darvish is 13-9 with a 2.82 ERA on the season, while Vargas is 9-7 on the year and has a 4.01 ERA.
View Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Odds and Stats.
Bettors looking to back visiting Los Angeles before the first pitch in this match found them as 220-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 23 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Angels, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 7-4 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-4 to Texas on Saturday at Rangers Ballpark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 8 ranked offense (4.48 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 24 at 4.54 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 8.99 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.12 hits on average).
Los Angeles brings the No. 24-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 10-ranked defense.
A few Angels at Rangers trends to consider:
LA Angels is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
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Texas at , Wednesday, December 31st