Free MLB Pick: Rangers vs Angels Odds
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(1-2) Texas Rangers vs. L.A. Angels (0-2)
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Projected Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Hector Santiago
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +115 / Angels -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rangers +1.5 -190 / Angels -1.5 +160
MLB Betting Total: 8
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Both the Angels and the Rangers have gotten off to slow starts this season, especially the Halos, who have lost their first 2 games where they only combined for 1 run.
The Rangers won their season opener, but then lost 2 straight where their pitching fell apart and gave up 19 runs.
In their last games the Angels lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-1 and the Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners 9-5.
While the Rangers have been getting pretty good clutch hitting, since they rank 14th in runs scored, their overall hitting has been bad only ranking 28th. Their hitting cannot continue to struggle since they rank 28th in team ERA.
Derek Holland gets the start for the Rangers tonight and he was only 4-3 last season with an ERA of 4.91 after missing most of the season with an injury. However, 2 of his wins came against the Angels.
Holland is no stranger to the Angels, as he has made 20 starts against them in his career going 8-6 with an ERA of 5.46.
The Rangers are 8-1 in Holland’s last 9 starts against the Angels, but only 2-6 in their last 8 road games overall with him on the hill.
The Rangers have lost 25 of their last 35 games facing the Angels.
To say the Angels were dominated in their 2 losses to the Cubs would be a major understatement. They were outscored 15-1 and were outhit 20-7. How bad was their offense? Well, they did not hit a HR and their leading hitter is C.J. Cron, who is batting .143.
Mike Trout and Albert Pujlos are a combined 0 for 15 this season.
Hector Santiago gets the starting nod for the Halos tonight and last season he was an All Star and went 9-9 with an ERA of 3.59. He made the All Star team because of his first half where he went 6-4 with an ERA of 2.33, but after the break he had an ERA of 5.47 in 15 starts.
Santiago is 6-2 with a 3.36 ERA in his career facing the Rangers.
The Angels are 6-0 in their last 6 games when Santiago has gotten the start and they are 8-2 in their last 10 games when he has gotten the start in La La Land.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
- Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Rangers have an Over record of 6-1-2 in their last 9 road games.
- Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
- Angels are 35-16 in their last 51 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Angels have an Over record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 home games.
Free Texas Rangers vs. L.A. Angels MLB Prediction:
The Halos’ bats will come alive in this game and Santiago will have a good start and both of these things equal the first win of the season.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
In the last 7 games between these 2 division rivals the total has gone Under 5 times and that trend will continue.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Angels 5 – Texas 1
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