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Angels vs Rangers Baseball Game Preview

Los Angeles AngelsTexas Rangers
May 11, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Texas vs Los Angeles battle on Friday at Rangers Ballpark as the Rangers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Rangers will turn to Yu Darvish and his 4-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Angels send C.J. Wilson (4-2) to the hill.

View LA Angels vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rangers as -150 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 1 in the American League and the Angels at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.7 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 10.4 hits per game, more than the Angels have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Texas owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' American League No. 2-rated defense.

Los Angeles was a 6-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -148 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Angels enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Twins on Wednesday, with Ervin Santana throwing 7 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Target Field.

Texas won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Orioles on May 10. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -169 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tommy Hunter and the Orioles 7-3 on Thursday at Camden Yards.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing Baltimore are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Angels at Rangers trends to consider:
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Angels' last 17 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Texas is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels at Texas, Saturday, May 12