Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/10/14
Los Angeles Angels (52-37) at Texas Rangers (38-52)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Matt Shoemaker (R) (6-1) (4.154) vs. Colby Lewis (R) (6-5) (5.510)
The Line: Texas Rangers +118 / Los Angeles Angels -128 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, FSN-SW, MLB Net
The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers begin a four-game series on Thursday.
The Angels have won eight of their 10 games in the month of July and are 16 games above a .500 record. The Angels offense has carried the load during this stretch, scoring four or more runs in 15 of their last 17 games. The Angels have won 20 of their last 22 games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout has hit safely in seven of his last 10 games and Albert Pujols has homered four times in his last 10 games. The Angels ERA is 3.85, 15th in the majos. Starting is Hector Santiago, who is 0-7 with a 4.50 ERA and has 54 strikeouts in 58 innings. Santiago is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in six career games against the Rangers.
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The Rangers have lost eight of their nine games in the month of July and are 15 games below a .500 record. Pitching continues to haunt the Rangers, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. Overall, the Rangers have the 29th worst ERA in baseball at 4.78. The Rangers have lost 16 of their last 17 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Alex Rios has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and Adrian Beltre has a 13-game hitting streak. Colby Lewis takes the hill, and he’s 6-5 with a 5.51 ERA and has 72 strikeouts in 81.2 innings. Lewis is 5-4 with a 4.23 ERA in 15 career games against the Angels.
The Angels are 3-8 in Santiagos last 11 starts and 1-4 in Santiagos last 5 road starts. The Rangers are 4-1 in Lewis' last 5 starts vs. American League West and 1-5 in Lewis' last 6 home starts. The Angels are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Texas.
You feel comfortable taking the Rangers with the way they've been playing lately? Yeah. Me neither. Give me the Angels for the cheap price on the road.