MLB Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers

by Dirty on July 22, 2010

Texas Rangers Baseball Betting 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 Thursday.

Ace righthander Jered Weaver will take the mound for the Angels to start this game. Weaver is 9-5 this season with a 3.16 ERA.

Weaver’s opponent in this one will be Cliff Lee. The Rangers lefthander has a 2.59 ERA to go along with a 8-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 164-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

The Angels were defeated 10-6 by the Yankees last time out, as +180 underdogs. That game’s 16 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9) set by sportsbooks.

Joel Pineiro gave up 11 hits and six runs over his six innings in the Angels loss.

The Rangers were defeated 4-1 by the Tigers last time out, as a -110 pick’em. That game’s five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Colby Lewis gave up nine hits and four runs over seven innings in suffering the Rangers loss.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 51-46 SU
Texas: 55-40 SU

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

Texas most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Texas
LA Angels are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Texas
LA Angels are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games on the road
Texas is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Texas is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas home to LA Angels, Friday, July 23

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