Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/9/14
Los Angeles Angels (88-55) at Texas Rangers (54-89)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Hector Santiago (L) (2-7) (3.710) vs. Colby Lewis (R) (9-12) (5.425)
The Line: Texas Rangers +148 / Los Angeles Angels -158 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, FSN-SW
The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers play a three-game series that begins Tuesday at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Los Angeles Angels have won five straight and are 33 games above a .500 record. The Angels offense is carrying the way during this stretch, producing four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Angels have won 19 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Albert Pujols has 10 RBIs in his last 10 games and Howie Kendrick has nine RBIs in his last three games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 3.55, which is 10th in the majors. Hector Santiago gets the ball, and he’s 4-7 with a 3.46 ERA and has 97 strikeouts in 112 innings. Santiago is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA in eight career games against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers have lost eight of their last nine games and are 35 games below a .500 record. The issue for the Rangers remains pitching, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. Overall, the Texas Rangers have an ERA of 4.69, which is 29th in the majors, and they’ve lost five straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Leonys Martin has eight hits in his last three games and Adrian Beltre has gotten on base at least once in his last 10 games. Colby Lewis gets the ball, and he’s 9-12 with a 5.42 ERA and has 117 strikeouts in 144.1 innings. Lewis is 5-6 with a 5.48 ERA in 17 career games against the Angels.
The Angels are 20-6 in their last 26 vs. American League West and 40-17 in their last 57 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Rangers are 1-7 in Lewis' last 8 home starts and 1-4 in Lewis' last 5 starts overall. The Angels are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Texas.
It's been the trend all season and it hasn't hurt us yet. See Rangers, pick against them. It's no different here.