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Struggling Pitchers Square Off In Arlington

A pair of starting pitchers who have been slumping will try to head into the all-star break on a positive note when the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday. Rangers starter Yu Darvish has a 5.64 ERA in his past four starts while Angels pitcher J.C. Ramirez has a 6.86 ERA in the same span.

Shark Bites
  • Albert Pujols is 13-for-41 with 14 strikeouts in his career against Yu Darvish.
  • The Rangers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games at home against the Angels.
  • The UNDER is 7-2 in the Angels’ last 9 road games.

Darvish is coming off his worst start of the season, an outing that saw him give up 11 hits and seven runs in just 4.1 innings of work. On a positive note, Darvish has dominated the Angels this year. The righty has allowed just eight hits and two runs in 13.0 innings against the Halos this season.

Ramirez has not been very good since the beginning of June with the 28-year-old allowing 28 runs and nine home runs in seven starts. He has faced off against the Rangers once already this season, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing two earned runs back on April 30.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Angels were listed as 159 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 10 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.2-2.8 win for the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Texas (43-44) will face the 44-47 Angels in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels odds would favor the Rangers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas is rated No. 10 in the current OddsShark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 5 ranked offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 at 4.38 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 8.14 hits per game, more than the Los Angeles Angels have managed so far this season (8.13 hits on average).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.37 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 5.66 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 5-2 on Saturday behind a start from Tyson Ross at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games
  • LA Angels is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Texas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing LA Angels

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Tampa Bay, Friday, July 14
Texas at Kansas City, Friday, July 14