MLB Pick: LA Angels at Texas Rangers
The LA Angels are in Texas for the second game of their three game series with the Rangers. The Angels have dominated the Rangers so far this season winning 11 of the 13 meetings including 7 of the last 8 in Texas.
Head to Head Trends
Angels are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.
Angels are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Texas.
The Texas Rangers are 5th in the American League West an incredible 35 games out of 1st place. The Rangers have the worst record in baseball with just 54 wins versus 90 losses. The Rangers biggest problem this season has been pitching allowing an American League worst 4.96 runs per game although to be fair the Rangers have had a lot of injuries to their pitching staff. On offense the Rangers are not much better averaging just 3.89 runs per game which is near the bottom in the AL but again to be fair they have also had a lot of injuries on offense as well so there’s really just not much going right for the Rangers right now. On the mound for the Rangers today is Nick Tepesch who is 4-9 with a 4.41 ERA in 18 starts this season.
Texas Rangers Trends
Rangers are 16-41 in their last 57 home games.
Rangers are 19-55 in their last 74 overall.
Rangers are 1-6 in Tepeschs last 7 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
LA Angels (-174)
The LA Angels are 1st in the American League West 8 games up on the 2nd place Oakland Athletics. The Angels have just been on fire the second half of the season winning 51 of their last 73 games. The Angels have the best record in baseball at 89-55 and are looking like the frontrunners to win the World Series this year. The Angels have the best offense in baseball averaging 4.84 runs per game and they also have a pretty good pitching staff allowing just 3.87 runs per game. Starting for the Angels today is Matt Shoemaker who is having an awesome season with a 14-4 record and 3.25 ERA.
LA Angels Trends
Angels are 5-0 in Shoemakers last 5 starts.
Angels are 51-22 in their last 73 overall.
Angels are 37-18 in their last 55 games as a road favorite.
Even though the Angels are a big -174 road favorite I still like them in this one. The Angels are the best team in baseball and are just killing the ball right now averaging close to 7 runs per game over their last 10 games. The Rangers on the other hand have the worst record in baseball and are dealing with a lot of major injuries so they just don’t have a good team right now.
Free Pick: LA Angels -174