Rangers vs. Angels - 5/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (21-24) at Texas Rangers (25-20)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
J Chacin (1-2) (5.21) vs. M Perez (1-4) (3.48)
The Line: Texas Rangers -123 / Los Angeles Angels +113 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers clash Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has been hot recently, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 55 hits, Mike Trout has 31 RBI and Albert Pujols has nine home runs. Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.21 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Chacin’s first career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Rangers have allowed five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Texas Rangers have an ERA of 4.03 and have split their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Rougned Odor leads Texas with 48 hits, Adrian Beltre has 29 RBI and Ian Desmond has six home runs. Martin Perez takes the hill, and he’s 1-4 with a 3.48 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Perez is 1-2 with a 2.65 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 2-10 in Perezs last 12 starts. The Angels are 17-6 in the last 23 meetings in Texas.
The Rangers offense has been consistent all season long and now their pitching staff has picked it up recently. So, while the Angels are playing their best ball of the season, I'm going to side with the Rangers at home and the cheap line.