Angels vs. Rangers - 9/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (84-58) at Los Angeles Angels (62-78)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
C Hamels (14-5) (3.25) vs. Daniel Wright (0-2) (7.62)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +164 / Texas Rangers -174 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Texas Rangers look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Rangers have scored eight runs in their last three games and six or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Texas Rangers offense continues to crush the ball, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 162 hits, Rougned Odor has 82 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 27 home runs. Cole Hamels gets the nod, and he’s 14-5 with a 3.25 ERA and 175 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored four runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has also been hot the last couple of weeks, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 154 hits, Albert Pujols has 110 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 16 home runs. Daniel Wright takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 7.62 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Wright’s first career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 40-16 in their last 56 during game 2 of a series and 31-9 in Hamels' last 40 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 games on grass. The Rangers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
Hamels has been money all season long and Wright is a pitcher with just two career starts under his belt. Add the fact the Rangers offense continues to put up crooked numbers and you have to like the Rangers in this spot. The RL also adds value to the wager to avoid the steep price.