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Baseball Matchup - Los Angeles Angels Texas Rangers Odds Preview

Texas RangersLos Angeles Angels
Sep 6, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

80-59TEAM RECORD65-74

Los Angeles will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Texas Rangers pay a visit to Angel Stadium.

Matt Garza gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 9-3 on the season. The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with C.J. Wilson, who will be looking to improve on his 14-6 mark.

View Texas vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Texas before the first pitch in this match found them as -102-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Angels and the league No. 2-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Rangers average 9 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

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. The Rangers were saddled with a loss last time out in Yu Darvish's start, as they lost 11-4 against Oakland on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.

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. Los Angeles rolled to a 6-2 win against Tampa Bay on Thursday, as Jerome Williams and the Angels' bats led the team to victory at Angel Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
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 Angels Trends:
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 Rangers at Angels 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' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' 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' last 15 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 12 of LA Angels' last 17 games at home

Next up:
Texas at LA Angels, Saturday, September 7