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Angels Riding a Run in Santiago Starts

The Los Angeles Angels are 5-0 in Hector Santiago's last five starts as the lefthander heads back to the mound on Saturday night in baseball betting action at the online sportsbooks against the division-rival Texas Rangers.

Santiago sits at 7-4 with a 2.30 ERA on the season, and he beat the Rangers when he last faced them July 4 when he gave up just three hits in seven scoreless innings. Yovani Gallardo (7-9, 2.91 ERA) is Texas' probable starting pitcher.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Texas Rangers were listed as 143 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Angels to win this game 6.2-2.9. 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

Los Angeles (54-42) will face the 46-49 Rangers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Texas injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Los Angeles Angels at No. 1 and the Texas Rangers at No. 26 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles Angels No. 14 ranked offense (4.21 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 26 at 4.55 runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Angels have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (8.58 hits on average).

Texas brings the No. 26-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Angels's No. 5-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 4-2 final on Friday in support of C Lewis at Angel Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • LA Angels is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Angels's last 15 games at home
  • LA Angels is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Los Angeles, Sunday, July 26th