Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/10/14
Los Angeles Angels (89-55) at Texas Rangers (54-90)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Matt Shoemaker (R) (12-3) (3.112) vs. Nick Tepesech (R) (4-8) (4.342)
The Line: Texas Rangers +155 / Los Angeles Angels -165 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, FSN-SW
The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers play game two of their three-game series on Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Angels have won six straight and are 34 games above a .500 record. The Angels bats have really woken up, scoring four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. The Angels have won 20 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout has six hits in his last three games and Howie Kendrick has 17 hits in his last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 3.55, which is 11th in the majors. Starting is Matt Shoemaker, who is 14-4 with a 2.35 ERA and has 117 strikeouts in 121.2 innings. Shoemaker is 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA in two career starts against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers have lost nine of their last 10 games and are 36 games below a .500 record. Pitching continues to be the Rangers main issue, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. Overall, the Texas Rangers have an ERA of 4.69, which is 29th in the majors, and they’ve lost six straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Leonys Martin has a four-game hitting streak and Adrian Beltre has an RBI in back-to-back games. Nick Tepesch gets the ball, and he’s 4-9 with a 4.41 ERA and has 48 strikeouts in 104 innings. Tepesch is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three career starts against the Angels.
The Angels are 4-0 in Shoemakers last 4 road starts and 5-0 in Shoemakers last 5 starts overall. The Rangers are 1-5 in Tepeschs last 6 starts during game 2 of a series and 9-28 in their last 37 during game 2 of a series.
What's been the trend all season long? Oh, yeah. Pick against the Rangers. Once again, that doesn't change here.