Angels at Rangers - 4/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (11-11) at Texas Rangers (12-10)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
H Santiago (2-0) (2.70) vs. C Lewis (1-0) (3.38)
The Line: Texas Rangers -110 / Los Angeles Angels +100 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a nice road win in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Angels continue to rely on their offense that’s produced four or more runs in five straight games. The Los Angeles Angels have produced 13 runs in their last two games and are 9-3 this season when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 25 hits, Albert Pujols has 14 RBI and Mike Trout has five home runs. Hector Santiago gets the ball, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 6-2 with a 3.33 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last two games but three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers have the offense to really put on a show, and they’re 9-2 this season when producing more than three runs. Adrian Beltre leads Texas with 25 hits, Rougned Odor has 14 RBI and Ian Desmond has three home runs. Colby Lewis takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Lewis is 6-11 with a 6.28 ERA and 103 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 46-22 in their last 68 games following an off day and 10-1 in Santiagos last 11 starts. The Rangers are 11-5 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Lewis' last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Angels are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Texas and 27-12 in the last 39 meetings overall.
Santiago has been great for the Angels, which includes wins in 10 of his last 11 starts. However, I like the Rangers as a team more, as Texas has a lineup that can really get up and go. In a game that go either way, I'm going to side with the better lineup and take the Texas Rangers at home.