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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Texas Rangers will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Sunday when they take on the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.

The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Nick Tepesech in this game. Tepesech has a 4-6 record and a 4.85 ERA this season.

Tepesech's opponent in this one will be Jason Vargas. The Angels lefthander has a 3.80 ERA to go along with a 8-6 record this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were an 8-3 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at +128 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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

Team records:
Texas: 80-61 SU
Los Angeles: 67-74 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels's last 8 games when playing at home against Texas
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 8-2 SU in their last 10 games

Next up:
Texas home to Pittsburgh, Monday, September 9
LA Angels at Minnesota, Monday, September 9