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Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels

The fans at Angel Stadium will be treated to a game between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels when they take their seats on Monday.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Martin Perez in this game. Perez has a 3-3 record and a 3.93 ERA this season.

It'll be Jerome Williams toeing the rubber for the Angels in this contest. Righthander Williams is 4-7 with a 5.27 ERA so far this season.

The Rangers were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at +103 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +115 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Texas: 62-50 SU
Los Angeles: 51-59 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
LA Angels home to Texas, Tuesday, August 6