At this point of the season, the AL West-rival Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers can forget about a playoff spot, so there’s just pride and the chance to finish with a winning record to play for. The meet in Game 1 of a series in Arlington on Monday with the Rangers as MLB Betting underdogs.
How to Bet Angels vs Rangers MLB Odds & Game Info
- When: Monday, 8:05 PM ET
- Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington
- Probable pitchers (away/home): Dillon Peters/Kolby Allard
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Radio: SiriusXM
- MLB Odds: LA Angels -120 (Total 11)
- Sunny: 37°C/99°F
- Humidity: 33%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 8%
- Wind: 10 mph SE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why Bet on LA Angels?
The Angels have won four of last five meetings vs. Texas and lead the 2019 season series 7-6. The Halos took two of three in last meeting, July 2-4 in Arlington. LAA claimed 2018 season series 13-6 (6-4 on road), its first season series win over Rangers since 2015. Since 2014, the Angels are 31-23 in Arlington. LAA leads all-time series 477-449.
The Halos enter having won four of five after Sunday’s 9-2 win over the White Sox. Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday’s win. Ohtani connected with a Ross Detwiler delivery in the seventh inning, smashing a two-run shot into the foliage in center field. The two-hit game extended Ohtani’s nine-game hitting streak, batting .421 with the homer, nine RBI and eight runs scored in that nine-game span. The good stretch has his season line up to .299/.358/.519 with 16 homers, 52 RBI, 43 runs scored and 10 steals.
Superstar Mike Trout got the game off but should play Monday. He’s a lock to win a third AL MVP Award. Trout’s 41 home runs have tied his career high set in 2015. Trout is currently on pace to hit over 50 homers this season which would set a new franchise mark. The current mark is 47 set by Troy Glaus in 2000.
It’s Dillon Peters on the mound for the Halos. Peters (3-1) earned the win Wednesday after holding the Pirates to two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six over six innings. Peters got off to a tough start with shaky command, issuing a leadoff walk and hitting the next two batters with a pitch before surrendering a pair of runs in the first inning. The southpaw soon settled into a better groove, holding the Pirates scoreless the rest of the way.
The 26-year-old, who was coming off a season-high, eight-strikeout outing against the Red Sox, now owns a 3.38 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 33:9 K:BB over nine appearances (four starts). Peters’ only previous appearance vs. Rangers was relief outing in Angels debut on April 16 at Globe Life Park when he allowed one run (Joey Gallo HR) on two hits in 1.1 innings pitched.
- Runs: 5.02
- Hits: 8.63
- Walks: 3.64
- Strike Outs: 7.49
- Runs: 5.31
- Hits: 8.75
- Walks: 3.46
- Strike Outs: 8.70
Why Bet on Texas?
The Rangers enter on a four-game losing streak, swept over the weekend at home by the Minnesota Twins. The Rangers are 12-22 in the second half of the season, ranking 12th in the A.L. in win pct. since the All-Star break. The team is 14-28 beginning 6/29 following a season-high six-game winning streak from 6/22-28, the longest Texas win streak since 7-0 span, 6/16-23/18. Texas has lost 4 straight series and gone 1-10-3 in last 14 series. The lone win in that span was in last home series from 8/2-4 vs. Detroit (3-0).
Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Sunday’s loss. The homer was his 20th of the year, the seventh time in his career he’s reached the 20-homer plateau, and the steal was his ninth. The 37-year-old is still having a good season despite being one of the older players still in the league, batting .272/.373/.481 in 117 games.
Danny Santana now has a career-high 21 HR, just the 6th switch-hitter in Rangers history with 20+ HR in a season. The others: Ruben Sierra (5x), Mark Teixeira (4x), Mickey Tettleton (twice), Milton Bradley, and Jurickson Profar (once each).
The Rangers start Kolby Allard. Allard (1-0) allowed three runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts across 5.2 innings to earn his first victory against the Blue Jays on Wednesday. He fell an out short of a quality start, but he won his first career major-league game. Allard pitched well in his first start last week, but he settled for the no-decision partially because he didn’t last five innings. Allard is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 10 innings across two starts this season.
In two starts, left-handers are batting .182 against him while right-handers are hitting .185. Opponents are also 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Allard was acquired at the trade deadline from Atlanta. The 22-year-old San Clemente, Calif. native was born in Anaheim and will pitch against the Halos for the 1st time in his career.
- Runs: 5.12
- Hits: 8.55
- Walks: 3.37
- Strike Outs: 9.87
- Runs: 5.35
- Hits: 9.37
- Walks: 3.50
- Strike Outs: 8.54
Angels vs Rangers MLB Betting Trends
- Angels are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings
- Under is 21-9 in the last 30 meetings
- Rangers are 7-20 in their last 27 games following a loss
- Angels are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels’ last 7 games against an opponent in the American League
- Rangers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’ last 6 games played on a Monday
Expert Final Score Prediction for Angels vs Rangers
LA Angels 7 – Texas Rangers 6