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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 Saturday.

The Rangers will trot Derek Holland out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Holland has a 9-7 record and a 3.07 ERA this season.

The Angels will counter Holland with Garrett Richards. Righthander Richards has a 4.03 ERA to go along with a 4-4 record this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -103 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Texas has lost 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 80-60 SU
Los Angeles: 66-74 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Texas is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Texas's last 12 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games at home
LA Angels are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games

Next up:
LA Angels home to Texas, Sunday, September 8