Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/12/14
Los Angeles Angels (54-37) at Texas Rangers (38-54)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm (Globe Life Park)
Jered Weaver (R) (9-6) (3.499) vs. Miles Mikolas (R) (0-1) (12.471)
The Line: Texas Rangers +150 / Los Angeles Angels -160 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot against the lousy Texas Rangers on Saturday.
The Angels have won 10 of 12 games in the month of July and are 18 games above .500. The answer for the Angels has been all offense, as they’ve produced four or more runs in 16 of their last 19 games. The Angels have won 19 of their last 21 games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout has homered in back-to-back games in this series and Albert Pujols has 17 hits in his last nine games. The Angels have an ERA of 3.86. Jered Weaver takes the mound, and he’s 9-6 with a 3.50 ERA and has 93 strikeouts in 118.1 innings. Weaver is 13-8 with a 3.57 ERA in 33 career starts against the Rangers.
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The Rangers have lost 12 of their last 13 games and are 17 games below a .500 record. The reason continues to be poor pitching, as the Rangers have allowed four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. Overall, the Rangers have an ERA of 4.91, 29th in all of baseball. Offensively, Adrian Beltre has a 15-game hitting streak and Alex Rios has 13 hits in his last 10 games. Starting is Miles Mikolas, who is 0-1 with a 12.46 ERA and has nine strikeouts in 8.2 innings. Mikolas is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two career games against the Angels.
The Angels are 56-20 in Weavers last 76 starts as a favorite and 60-29 in Weavers last 89 starts. The Rangers are 0-9 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 5-16 in their last 21 games as a home underdog. The Angels are 5-2 in Weavers last 7 starts vs. Rangers.
I'll ask you for about the 10th time. Do you feel confident in taking the Rangers? Yeah. Me neither.