Angels vs. Rangers Pick
Can the Texas Rangers stop the bleeding when they host the Los Angeles Angels tonight at 8:05PM ET?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Location: Globe Life Park – Arlington, Texas
Weather: Sunny, 77 degrees, 18mph Winds
Time: 8:05PM ET
The pitching matchup tonight has Jaime Barria on the mound for the Angels to face Matt Moore of the Rangers. Barria is making his MLB debut in today’s game. Moore has started two games this season and has a 11.05 ERA. He has lasted 7.1 innings and allowed 9 earned runs with four walks and seven strikeouts.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is backing the Angels today. Los Angeles is getting 76 percent of the wagers for this game on the road against the Rangers.
The Angels still have Ian Kinsler on the injury report for today’s game. He is coming off the 10-day DL due to a groin injury but is questionable to return tonight. Texas second baseman Rougned Odor has been placed on the 10-day DL with a strained left hamstring.
The Angels have won the first two games in this series, 8-3 and 11-1. Tuesday’s win for the Angels moved them to 9-3 on the season while the Rangers fell to 4-9. Los Angeles racked up the runs quickly on Martin Perez, as he allowed eight runs over three innings to take a loss. Tyler Skaggs pitched five innings and allowed just one run on five hits for the Angels to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Mike Trout hit his fourth home run of the season in the win. He finished with a pair of hits as well. Jefry Marte and Martin Maldonado each had three hits to lead the Angels at the plate and both drove in two runs. Drew Robinson drove in the lone run for the Rangers in the loss.
Texas just doesn’t look to be a team to count on this season. I know Barria is making his MLB debut, which is a concern. However, Moore has been awful and likely can’t be much better than Barria. Los Angeles has the hitting to count on that Texas doesn’t seem to have. I will take the Angels to keep rolling along.
MLB PREDICTIONS: LOS ANGELES ANGELS -105