Angels vs. Rangers Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels have won a couple of emotional games this week in the aftermath of the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Can LA complete the series sweep at the Texas Rangers with another victory tonight?
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Globe Life Park at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are a -116 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Angels are a +106 underdog, while the total is set at 10.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 68 percent of public bets are siding with host Texas. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Trout powers Angels to win
Los Angeles secured a 6-2 victory Wednesday night at Texas to improve to 44-43 overall and 22-22 on the road. Mike Trout had a big night at the plate as he finished 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs. Dusty Garneau ended the contest 2-for-4 with a run scored. Shohei Ohtani finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run. Kole Calhoun was 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Jaime Barria picked up the win on the mound as he gave up two earned runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and two walks over five innings. Griffin Canning starts tonight for the Angels as he enters with a 3-4 record, 3.79 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 63 strikeouts over 61 2/3 innings.
Federowicz homers in loss
Texas fell by a score of 6-2 at home Wednesday night versus Los Angeles to drop to 46-40 overall and 28-17 at home. Tim Federowicz paced the Rangers offensively as he ended the game 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored. Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-3 plus a walk. Shin-Soo Choo finished the game 1-for-4. Ariel Jurado took the loss as he surrendered six earned runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out seven and walking one. Lance Lynn draws the start today as he enters with a 10-4 record, 4.00 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 118 strikeouts over 108 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are 5-2 in their last seven games versus a right-handed starter. Los Angeles is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
The Rangers are 5-1 in their last six games versus a right-handed starter. Texas is 7-1 in the last eight Lynn home starts.
Lynn has provided a huge boost to the Texas rotation this season and I think he finds success today against an Angels lineup that has to be fatigued after a difficult week. The Rangers are typically really good at home and I expect them to get back to the right side of the coin today.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS RANGERS -116