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Baseball odds preview - Texas vs. Los Angeles

Texas RangersLos Angeles Angels
July 21, 3:35 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

56-42TEAM RECORD52-46

The Los Angeles Angels will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Texas Rangers invade Angel Stadium on Thursday.

Texas puts its faith in starter C.J. Wilson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 10-3. Getting the ball for the Angels is Jered Weaver, who owns a 12-4 record on the season with a 1.90 ERA.

View Texas vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Angels in this one will find them as -125 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 6.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Angels - Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 3 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Rangers average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Texas was a 9-8 loser on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (17) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Texas suffered a 9-8 loss against Los Angeles on Wednesday, as Derek Holland wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Angel Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
Texas is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
LA Angels are 16-7 SU in their last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas home to Toronto, Friday, July 22
LA Angels at Baltimore, Friday, July 22