Rangers vs. Angels Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Angels make a surge to finish the season with a .500 record when they play host to the Texas Rangers tonight at 10:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, September 24, 2018
10:07PM ET – Angel Stadium
TV: FSW (LA); FSSW (Tex)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Angels are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -165 to win, while the Rangers are listed with a money line of +150 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 66 percent of the wagers going on Los Angeles at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rangers win series vs. Mariners
The Rangers are coming off a surprising series win at home against the Seattle Mariners. Still, they have lost five of their last seven and have been shutout in three of those losses. Texas is now 66-89 overall and 32-42 on the road. Texas is putting up 4.65 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.27 runs per game.
Adrian Sampson takes the field for the Rangers tonight. He has started two games this season and appeared in another. Sampson has pitched a total of 11.0 innings and has given up five earned runs on 12 hits. He has five strikeouts with two walks.
Angels lose five straight
The Angels are coming off a tough back-to-back road trip at Oakland and Houston and have lost their last five games coming into tonight. They are now 75-81 overall and need to win out to get to the .500 mark for the year. The Angels are 37-38 at home this season. Los Angeles is putting up 4.43 runs per game this year while giving up 4.46 per contest.
Felix Pena will take the mound for the Angels on Monday night. He is making his 17th start of the year and comes in with a 3-5 record with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Pena has pitched a total of 85.2 innings this year and has 79 strikeouts with 27 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 1-6 in their last seven road games against a right-handed starter.
The Angels are 16-5 in their last 21 against a losing team but just 4-10 in their last 14 home games.
The Angels should be looking forward to playing a lesser opponent after a week against playoff contenders on the road. Pena has the edge on the mound as Sampson has little experience this year and it hasn’t been great when he has been pitching. I expect Pena to add to Texas’ recent hitting woes while the Angels pick up a win at home tonight.
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels -165