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Angels' Richards Has Dominated Rangers

Garrett Richards Angels

Saturday’s slate of MLB action pits the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels against each other with no shortage of firepower on the mound. Cole Hamels is scheduled to get the ball for the Rangers, while Garrett Richards will start for the Angels.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 11-0 in Hamels' last 11 starts on grass.
  • The Angels are 7-1 in Richards' last 8 starts vs. the Rangers.
  • Rangers are 11-26 in the last 37 meetings.

Hamels has historically been a slow starter, as the left-hander went 2-7 with a 4.42 ERA in 13 April starts from 2013-15. Hamels did notch his first victory of the season by defeating the Seattle Mariners on Monday, however. He also tossed a complete game against the Angels on October 4, allowing two runs and three hits in a 9-2 victory that clinched the American League West title.

Williams has thoroughly loved facing the Rangers in his career. The pitcher is 9-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 18 career appearances versus Texas.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Los Angeles was a -115 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.2-4.0 win for the Angels on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

1-3 Los Angeles battles the Rangers, currently with a 1-3 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Texas injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 23-ranked Los Angeles Angels and the No. 6-rated Texas Rangers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles Angels No. 30-rated offense, averaging 2 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers defense that ranks No. 23 at 5.6 in runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Angels have averaged 6.25 hits per game so far, more than Texas Rangers batters have averaged on the year (5.8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 24-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 23 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Los Angeles on Friday at Angel Stadium behind starter A Griffin.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games when playing LA Angels
  • Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
  • LA Angels is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Los Angeles, Sunday, April 10th