Rangers vs. Angels - 5/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (11-13) at Texas Rangers (14-10)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
G Richards (1-3) (2.35) vs. C Hamels (3-0) (2.52)
The Line: Texas Rangers -126 / Los Angeles Angels +116 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers look to complete the sweep of the Los Angeles Angels Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Angels look to find some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored just four runs this series but have produced four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels have been tough to beat when the offense shows up, as they’ve won seven of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 27 hits, Mike Trout has 13 RBI and Albert Pujols has six home runs. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 2.35 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Richards is 9-3 with a 3.16 ERA and 73 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to build on their impressive four-game winning streak. The Rangers have produced 14 runs in their last three games but three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Texas Rangers have won six straight games when finding a way to score more than three runs. Adrian Beltre leads Texas with 26 hits, Rougned Odor has 14 RBI and Ian Desmond has three home runs. Cole Hamels takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 3-8 in their last 11 Sunday games and 1-6 in Richards' last 7 starts. The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games and 15-1 in Hamels' last 16 starts. The Angels are 7-2 in Richards' last 9 starts vs. Rangers.
Hamels has been great all season long, and the Rangers lineup has been far more consistent. Considering the low line, you have to like the team that's at home with the better pitcher. I like the Rangers to complete the sweep.