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MLB Game Preview - Rangers underdogs vs Angels at Los Angeles

Texas RangersLos Angeles Angels
Aug 7, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

64-50TEAM RECORD51-61

The Los Angeles Angels host Texas on Wednesday, looking to build on their 51-61 mark against the 64-50 Rangers in MLB betting action at Angel Stadium.

Alexi Ogando gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 4-3 on the season. The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Tommy Hanson, who will be looking to improve on his 4-2 mark.

View Texas vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Angels in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -105 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Angels) and the No. 4 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

Texas brings the American League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Angels' league No. 13-ranked defense.

Last time out for Texas, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -165 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rangers enjoyed an 8-3 victory at the expense of the Angels on Tuesday, with Yu Darvish throwing 7 innings of 8-hit ball at Angel Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Texas is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Angels' last 14 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Houston, Friday, August 9
LA Angels at Cleveland, Friday, August 9