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Rangers vs Angels in AL West Clash

Rangers Ballpark hosts a key AL West battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Monday.

Texas sends Roy Oswalt out against Ervin Santana for the Angels in this game. Oswalt is 3-1 with a 5.21 ERA on the season, while Santana is 4-10 on the year and has a 6.00 ERA.

View LA Angels vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +140 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including TopBet. The total opened at 10.5 for those preferring over under wagers and was climbing.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 2-rated Rangers and the league No. 3-ranked Angels, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 2 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Texas owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' American League No. 3-rated defense.

Los Angeles was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Rays. They lost as -170 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Angels were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 2-0 to the Rays on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Texas won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the White Sox on July 29. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -154 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Texas threw a shutout at Chicago in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Scott Feldman to defeat Chicago 2-0 on Sunday.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 4-6


A few Angels at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of LA Angels' last 16 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas' last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Texas, Tuesday, July 31