Angels vs Rangers Game Info, MLB Odds & Pick – August 16th.

Angels vs Rangers Game Info, MLB Odds & Pick – August 16th

Written by on August 16, 2018

With both, a sore wrist – and a tragic death in his family – Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout will be out of the lineup for Thursday’s opener and there’s a chance he could miss entire four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The Halos were hoping to activate the former AL MVP from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday, but now, with the death of his brother-in-law, Aaron Cox, clearly the timeline has changed for his return, which is why the Angels come in as the MLB Odds underdog for Thursday Night. With Trout out, the question now becomes, do the Angels stand a chance of beating the Texas Rangers? Let’s find out right now.

Angels vs Rangers Game Info, MLB Odds & Pick – August 16th

  • When: Thursday, August 16 – 8:05 PM EST
  • Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
  • TV: FS-West
  • Radio: TuneIn
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  • MLB Odds: Los Angeles Angels +100 / Texas Rangers -120 (Total 11)

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Starting Pitchers

  • Los Angeles Angels – RH Taylor Cole (0-2, 2.95 ERA)
  • Texas Rangers – RH Ariel Jurado (2-2, 5.66)

Why Bet on Los Angeles Angels?

The Halos have won three straight and seven of their last 10 games overall and they come into this contest off a hard-fought 3-2 win over San Diego on Thursday night. Rene Rivera hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning in his return from a long stay on the disabled list, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres. Right-hander Taylor Cole will take the mound first as Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said this affair will be a bullpen-by-committee outing. The Angels sent Cole out first in Sunday’s loss to Oakland, and it didn’t go well as he gave up three runs and three hits in 1 1/3 innings but avoided the loss.

Why Bet on Texas Rangers?

The Rangers have dropped three of their last four games and coming into this contest off a 6-4 loss to Arizona on Thursday night. Angels vs Rangers presents a duel between two winning teams. Right-hander Ariel Jurado is making his fifth major-league start looking to rebound from a horrific outing in which he gave up four homers while allowing six runs on seven hits in five innings of a 7-3 loss.

Latest MLB Betting Trends

  • LA is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • LA is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’ last 5 games when playing Texas
  • Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Expert Pick and Score Prediction

The Los Angeles Angels might be on the road and they might be without their team leader in Mike Trout, but the Halos are the better team and still, the right pick to get the outright win in this contest. Los Angeles is a respectable 29-30 on the road this season while Texas is just 26-37 at home. Keep it simple and take a Los Angeles team that is offering some excellent value in this one. Score: Los Angeles Angels 6 – Texas Rangers 4