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Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels

A winning streak will be on the line for the Texas Rangers on Monday when they battle the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Derek Holland in this game. Holland has a 1-1 record and a 1.64 ERA this season.

It'll be Joe Blanton toeing the rubber for the Angels in this contest. Righthander Blanton is 0-3 with a 8.59 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Texas was a 11-3 winner at home against the Mariners. Bettors on Texas at -157 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Angels were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Texas has won 3 straight games.
Los Angeles has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 12-6 SU
Los Angeles: 7-10 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games

Next up:
LA Angels home to Texas, Tuesday, April 23