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Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers Betting Matchup Report

Texas RangersLos Angeles Angels
Sep 20, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

88-60TEAM RECORD81-68

The Angels get a visit from the Texas Rangers in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Angels, Zack Greinke gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rangers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Yu Darvish, 15-9 on the year.

View Texas vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -135 favorites. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Angels) and the No. 2 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 1 in the American League at 9.5 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 8-rated defense.

The Rangers were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at +151 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas rolled to a 6-2 win against Los Angeles on Wednesday, as Derek Holland and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Angel Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing Texas
LA Angels are 15-6 SU in their last 21 games
LA Angels are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Seattle, Friday, September 21
LA Angels home to Chi White Sox, Friday, September 21