Angels vs. Rangers - 4/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (2-3) at Los Angeles Angels (1-4)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm (Angel Stadium)
M Perez (0-0) (3.00) vs. J Weaver (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -128 / Texas Rangers +118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSW
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday afternoon in game four.
The Texas Rangers look to win this series and get a game above a .500 record. It’s been quite simple for the Rangers so far this season: When their pitching staff shows up, they win. When the Rangers rotation bombs, they lose. The Texas Rangers have won 10 of their last 11 regular season games when allowing three or less runs. The Rangers are 0-3 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adrian Beltre leads Texas with seven hits, Prince Fielder has seven RBI and Rougned Odor has one home run. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Perez is 1-1 with a 2.28 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels are off to a frustrating 1-4 start, as their offense just can’t get going. The Angels have scored just nine runs in five games, a total that simply isn’t going to get it done. While the pitching staff hasn’t helped either, the Angels have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Kole Calhoun leads Los Angeles with five hits, Yunel Escobar has one home run and Albert Pujols has two RBI. The Los Angeles Angels Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he was 7-12 with a 4.64 ERA and 90 strikeouts last season. Weaver is 15-8 with a 3.45 ERA and 177 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 0-4 in Perezs last 4 starts. The Angels are 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games and 49-17 in Weavers last 66 home starts. The Angels are 4-1 in Weavers last 5 starts vs. Rangers.
The Angels lineup is too talented to be in this scoring slump for long. Weaver is also a veteran pitcher to kind of help stop the bleeding. I like the home team to get the job done here.