Rangers vs. Angels Free Pick
LINE MOVEMENT: The Angels opened as +104 money line underdogs but the spread has flipped to -113, while the Rangers's odds have gone from -113 to +104. Texas enters play with a 12-6 overall record and is 5-4 on the road, while Los Angeles is 7-10 overall and 5-4 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 66% of the betting public currently favors Texas. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest MLB trends, Texas is 5-1 Over in the last 6 meetings and 10-1-1 Over in Holland's last 12 Monday starts. LA Angels are 19-5-2 Over last 26 overall, 15-5-2 Over last 22 games as a favorite and 9-3 Over last 12 during game one of a series.
The Rangers (12-6, 5-4 road, 4-12 O/U) are coming off a three-game home sweep of Seattle last weekend. The Angels (7-10, 5-4 home, 12-5 O/U) had a more impressive sweep of Detroit at home, including a 4-3 win on Sunday. Derek Holland (1-1, 1.64 ERA) has pitched well for the Rangers thus far but has not pitched well against the Angels in his career. He has is 7-5 with a 5.36 ERA in 17 appearances and 14 starts against the LA Angels. Joe Blanton (0-3, 8.59 ERA) has been awful thus far this year. He has given up six home runs in 14 2/3 innings and teams are hitting .377 against him. He gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings against Minnesota in his last start. Against Texas, Blanton is 6-4 with a 4.89 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts). Expect the bats for both teams to dominate this game.
MLB FREE PICK: RANGERS/ANGELS OVER 8