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The division rival Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Rangers Ballpark.

The Angels will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Garrett Richards in this game. Richards has a 6-5 record and a 4.09 ERA this season.

Richards's opponent in this one will be Derek Holland. The Rangers lefthander has a 3.33 ERA to go along with a 10-9 record this season.

The Angels were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.
Texas has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 78-82 SU
Texas: 89-71 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 16-6 SU in their last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of LA Angels's last 22 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games when playing Texas
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Texas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Texas is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing LA Angels

Next up:
Texas home to LA Angels, Sunday, September 29