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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark.

The Angels will trot Jason Vargas out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Vargas has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Derek Holland who starts for the Rangers. Lefthander Holland is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

The Angels were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Texas won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Astros on April 3. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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

Team records:
Los Angeles: 1-2 SU
Texas: 2-1 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 4-4
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 8 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games

Next up:
Texas home to LA Angels, Saturday, April 6