Angels vs. Rangers Prediction

Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers, 8/16/18 Prediction & Odds

Can the Los Angeles Angels earn a needed road win tonight when they face the Texas Rangers at 8:05PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

965 Los Angeles Angels at 966 Texas Rangers

Thursday, August 16, 2018

8:05PM ET – Globe Life Park

TV: FSW; FSSW

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Angels are listed with odds of +105 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 11 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 70 percent going on Los Angeles on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Angels rolling

The Angels are coming off a big sweep of the Padres in San Diego and they have won seven of their last nine overall. Los Angeles is now 62-60 overall and 29-30 on the road. Los Angeles is putting up 4.57 runs per game this season while allowing 4.24 per contest.

Taylor Cole gets the start for the Angels today. It will be just his second start of the year, though he has eight relief appearances as well. Cole has an 0-2 record with a 2.95 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP. Cole has racked up 22 strikeouts and five walks over 18.1 innings this season.

Rangers back in a slump

The Rangers have dropped three of their last four games, including a 6-4 loss at home to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Texas is now 53-69 overall and 26-37 at home. The Rangers have scored 4.80 runs per game this year while allowing 5.27 per contest.

Ariel Jurado gets the start for the Rangers tonight. He is making his fifth start of the season and comes into tonight with a 2-2 record, a 5.66 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. Jurado has pitched a total of 20.2 innings this season and has eight strikeouts with eight walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Los Angeles

The Angels have won eight straight over a team with a losing record and their last four series openers.

Texas

The Rangers have lost six of their last eight Thursday games and 23 of their last 32 against a team with a winning record.

Prediction:

The Angels seem to be turning the corner a little bit right now. They are starting to win the games that they should and I think that will continue tonight. Texas is a team that has struggled most of the year and Jurado has been very poor on the mound. Cole has good numbers, but isn’t tested for long outings. Still, I think Cole will get plenty of run support and help lead the Angels to a win.

 

The Pick: Los Angeles Angels +105

Loading...

MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 2 Prediction The Dodgers took Game 1 of the 2020 World Series 8-3 and cashed as a large favorite over the underdog Rays. The over also hit easily as L.A.’s bats came alive in the...
Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 1 Prediction Game 1 of the 2020 World Series takes place tonight at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX as the Dodgers take on the Rays at 8:09 p.m. ET. With Tyler Glasnow set to...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Rays Game 6 Prediction The Astros have rallied back in the ALCS to win a pair of games but they still trail the Rays three games to two and still face elimination on Friday evening when...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves Game 4 Prediction After routing the Braves in Game 3 on Wednesday, will the Dodgers pick up another win and even up their series with Atlanta in Game 4 tonight at 8:08 p.m. ET?...
Thumbnail Rays vs. Astros Game 4 Prediction The Rays will send Tyler Glasnow to the hill look for a sweep tonight of the Astros and advance to the World Series. Listed as a -145 money line favorite, will...