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MLB Game Preview - Angels underdogs vs Rangers at Los Angeles

Texas RangersLos Angeles Angels
Aug 16, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

70-52TEAM RECORD65-57

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

Derek Holland gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 10-4 on the season. The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Tyler Chatwood, who will be looking to improve on his 6-8 mark.

View Texas vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as +120 underdogs. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 7-rated Angels and the league No. 2-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (9.7 hits per game).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.

The Rangers were an 8-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rangers enjoyed an 8-4 victory at the expense of the Angels on Monday, with Alexi Ogando throwing 6 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Angel Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games
LA Angels are 17-6 SU in their last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
LA Angels are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
Texas at LA Angels, Wednesday, August 17