MLB Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers

by Dirty on April 18, 2011

Betting on Texas Rangers Baseball The fans at Rangers Ballpark will be treated to a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers when they take their seats on Monday.

The Angels will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Ervin Santana in this game. Santana has a 0-1 record and a 3.74 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rangers will be C.J. Wilson. The lefthander has a 3.72 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 141-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the White Sox on April 17. Bettors who backed the Angels at -104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -164 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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

Team records:
Los Angeles: 10-5 SU
Texas: 10-5 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels’s last 7 games
LA Angels are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 7 games
Texas is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Texas is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Texas home to LA Angels, Tuesday, April 19

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