Texas Rangers vs LA Angeles
07-18-16 Free Picks

The American League leading Texas Rangers have lost four in a row with the last two before the All Star break and the first two to start the second half of the season. They got a win on Sunday need to keep it up on a long nine game road trip. Texas started the second half of the season in a possible World Series match up at the National League Central leading Chicago Cubs. It didn’t go well as the Cubs pitching held them to one run. On Sunday Cole Hamels showed why the Rangers are a real threat this year with a 4-1 win on Sunday. The Angels became the last AL West team to reach 40 wins when they swept the Chicago White Sox with an 8-1 triumph on Sunday. Los Angeles outscored Chicago 16-1 in the series and has won seven of its last nine games overall while giving up an average of 2.3 runs.

Rangers vs Angels; Date, Time, TV, Odds

GAME: Texas Rangers (55-38) at Los Angeles Angels (40-52)
DATE/TIME: Monday, July 18 – 10:05 PM EST
WHERE: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
TV: 10:05 p.m. ET, FSN Southwest (Texas), FSN West (Los Angeles)
MONEY LINE: Rangers -102, Angels -108
RUN LINE: Rangers +1.5 (-220), Angels (-1.5) +180
TOTAL: 8.5 Over +105

Starting Pitchers:
Rangers RH A.J. Griffin (3-1, 3.81 ERA) vs
Angels RH Nick Tropeano (3-2, 3.12)

Griffin has yet to go more than five innings since coming off the disabled list on June 25. He was ripped for six runs on nine hits in five innings against Minnesota on July 10 and has given up five home runs in 18 1/3 innings since coming off the DL. Griffin allowed three runs in six innings to beat Los Angeles on April 8 and is 3-2 with a 3.08 ERA in six career starts against the Angels.

Tropeano is a part of Los Angeles’ pitching resurgence of late but is not getting enough offensive support to end up in the win column. Nick Tropeano allowed a total of three runs, (all on solo homers) over 11 innings while striking out 12 in his last two starts but, he did not get a decision in either game. Tropeano’s last win came at Texas on May 23, when he scattered four hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out six.

Rangers vs Angels Betting Trends

TEXAS RANGERS
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games on the road
Texas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Money Line when Line was -113 to +117; 23-10, +1460 (69.7%)
Money Line when A.J. Griffin starts; 7-3, +629 (70%)
Over/Under vs LAA; 3-6-1 (33.3%)

LOS ANGELES ANGELS
LA Angels are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 6 games at home
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels’s last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
Money Line at home 19-26, -1079 (42.2%)
Money Line when Nick Tropeano starts; 5-7, -272 (41.7%)
Over/Under when line is 8 or 8.5; 21-15 (58.3%)
Over/Under when Nick Tropeano starts; 4-8 (33.3%)

Rangers vs Angels Game Results 2015

4/13/2015: Los Angeles won 6 to 3, as a -132 favorite, Over/Under was a push vs 9
4/14/2015: Texas won 8 to 2, as a +103 underdog, Game went over 9
4/15/2015: Los Angeles won 10 to 2, as a -130 favorite, Game went over 9
4/24/2015: Los Angeles won 3 to 2, as a -180 favorite, Game came under 8
4/25/2015: Los Angeles won 4 to 1, as a -150 favorite, Game came under 7.5
4/26/2015: Texas won 5 to 4, as a +135 underdog, Game went over 8
7/3/2015: Los Angeles won 8 to 2, as a -133 favorite, Game went over 9.5
7/4/2015: Los Angeles won 13 to 0, as a -120 favorite, Game went over 9
7/5/2015: Los Angeles won 12 to 6, as a -123 favorite, Game went over 9.5
7/24/2015: Texas won 4 to 2, as a +125 underdog, Game came under 8
7/25/2015: Texas won 7 to 6, as a +145 underdog, Game went over 7.5
7/26/2015: Los Angeles won 13 to 7, as a -185 favorite, Game went over 7.5
9/4/2015: Los Angeles won 5 to 2, as a -155 favorite, Game came under 7.5
9/5/2015: Texas won 2 to 1, as a +101 underdog, Game came under 8
9/6/2015: Los Angeles won 7 to 0, as a -130 favorite, Game came under 8.5
10/1/2015: Texas won 5 to 3, as a -109 favorite, Game came under 9
10/2/2015: Los Angeles won 2 to 1, as a +108 underdog, Game came under 9.5
10/3/2015: Los Angeles won 11 to 10, as a +100 underdog, Game went over 9
10/4/2015: Texas won 9 to 2, as a -125 favorite, Game went over 8.5

Rangers vs Angels Game Results 2016

4/7/2016: Los Angeles won 4 to 3, as a -140 favorite, Game came under 8
4/8/2016: Texas won 7 to 3, as a +120 underdog, Game went over 8
4/9/2016: Texas won 4 to 1, as a +100 underdog, Game came under 7
4/10/2016: Los Angeles won 3 to 1, as a -125 favorite, Game came under 9
4/29/2016: Texas won 4 to 2, as a +125 underdog, Game came under 9
4/30/2016: Texas won 7 to 2, as a -108 favorite, Over/Under was a push vs 9
5/1/2016: Los Angeles won 9 to 6, as a +103 underdog, Game went over 8.5
5/23/2016: Los Angeles won 2 to 0, as a -111 favorite, Game came under 9.5
5/24/2016: Texas won 4 to 1, as a -112 favorite, Game came under 9
5/25/2016: Texas won 15 to 9, as a -108 favorite, Game went over 9.5

Texas Rangers vs LA Angels Prediction

The Rangers have to win games against the bottom tier teams if they are going to be the home team in the playoffs. The Angels have another losing season and just look to be an average team at best. Tonight I like the Rangers to take another close and low scoring game from Los Angeles. Taking the Rangers on the money line and the under. I will be placing 50% of my bet on the Rangers money line, 40% on the under, and 10% on a parlay with the Rangers and the under. However, that is my bet. If you only want one bet on the game then take the Rangers money line.

Score Prediction:
Rangers 4 – Angels 3