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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels meet at Angel Stadium.
Matt Garza will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Righthander Garza is 9-3 this season with a 3.55 ERA.
Garza's opponent in this one will be C.J. Wilson. The Angels lefthander has a 3.35 ERA to go along with a 14-6 record this season.
Texas was a 11-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as -123 favorites, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 6-2 winner at home against the Rays. Bettors on Los Angeles at +176 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Texas: 80-59 SU
Los Angeles: 65-74 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
LA Angels are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of LA Angels's last 15 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 12 of LA Angels's last 17 games at home
LA Angels home to Texas, Saturday, September 7