The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels are on opposite ends of the spectrum in the American League West, and the Rangers will be looking to stretch their lead over the Houston Astros on Friday.
- The Rangers are 0-4 SU and ATS in their last 4 games on the road against the Angels.
- The Angels are 8-3 SU and ATS in their last 11 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the Angels’ last 10 games with a closing total of 8.5 or more.
Yu Darvish and Tyler Skaggs are slated to take the hill. Darvish (5-4, 3.45 ERA) has defeated the Angels more times than any other team in the bigs, as he’s 7-2 with a 4.00 ERA in 12 outings against the Halos. Darvish has fanned 97 batters in 74 1/3 innings during that span.
Skaggs (3-3, 4.71) has won consecutive outings after winning just one of his first eight starts. Skaggs is 2-1 with a 7.90 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in three career starts against the Rangers.
OVER bettors love seeing the Rangers and Angels take the field. In the last five meetings between the teams, the OVER is 4-1.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Los Angeles Angels in this matchup found them as 122 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bodog.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-5.4 win for the Angels. 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
The Los Angeles Angels sport a record of 62-77 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 83-58 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Texas injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Angels rated this week at No. 10 and the Texas Rangers sitting at No. 12.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Los Angeles Angels No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.51 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.86 runs per game. The Angels have averaged 8.91 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.03 per nine innings).
Los Angeles owns the No. 21 defense, allowing 4.51 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas’s No. 22-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Texas didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Seattle on Thursday at Safeco Field.
Los Angeles didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Oakland on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.
- Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Texas is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
- Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games
- LA Angels is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
- LA Angels is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Angels’s last 13 games
- LA Angels is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Texas at Los Angeles, Saturday, September 10th