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Baseball Betting: Rangers vs. Angels

The Texas Rangers will be looking to extend their lead in the AL West standings on Monday as they begin an MLB betting series against the rival Los Angeles Angels.

Alexi Ogando (11-5, 3.22 ERA) will head to the hill for the Rangers on Monday night. Righthander Ogando faced the Angels in Los Angeles back on July 19, throwing eight shutout innings in that day's win.

View Texas vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Texas before the first pitch in this match will find them as 135-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Angels at No. 7 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 2 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Rangers average 9.7 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

The Rangers were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas got the job done in their last match in a 7-6 victory over Oakland on Sunday at Overstock.com Coliseum behind starter Matt Harrison.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Blue Jays on August 14. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at +117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Toronto at Rogers Centre.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rangers at Angels trends to consider:
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
LA Angels are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games at home

Next up:
Texas at LA Angels, Tuesday, August 16