Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/11/14
Los Angeles Angels (90-55) at Texas Rangers (54-91)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
Cory Rasmus (R) (0-0) (3.854) vs. Scott Baker (R) (2-3) (6.664)
The Line: Texas Rangers +150 / Los Angeles Angels -160 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, FSN-SW
The Los Angeles Angels look to sweep the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Angels have won seven straight and are 35 games above a .500 record. The Angels continue to score a truckload of runs, as they’ve produced five or more runs in seven straight games. The Angels have won 21 straight when scoring more than three runs. Albert Pujols has a hit in six of his last seven games and Kole Calhoun has a six-game hitting streak. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 3.55, which is 12th in the majors. Cory Rasmus takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA and has 44 strikeouts in 41.2 innings. Rasmus is 0-0 with a 5.79 ERA in six career games against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are 37 games below a .500 record. Pitching is still the major downfall for the Rangers, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in 11 of their last 15 games. Overall, the Texas Rangers have an ERA of 4.71, which is 29th in the majors and they’ve lost seven straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adrian Beltre has four hits in this series and Leonys Martin has a hit in seven of his last eight games. Starting is Nick Martinez, who is 3-10 with a 5.03 ERA and has 65 strikeouts in 116.1 innings. Martinez is 0-1 with a 3.45 ERA in three career games against the Angels.
The Angels are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 21-7 in their last 28 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Rangers are 0-6 in Martinezs last 6 home starts and 3-13 in Martinezs last 16 starts overall.
What's been the trend all season long? Oh, yeah. Pick against the Rangers. This may the case for the remainder of the season.