Angels vs. Rangers - 7/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (55-40) at Los Angeles Angels (42-52)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
M Perez (7-6) (4.05) vs. H Santiago (7-4) (4.27)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -137 / Texas Rangers +127 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels look to sweep the Texas Rangers late Wednesday night.
The Texas Rangers could use a win after losing 11 of their last 14 games. The Rangers have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Texas Rangers have an ERA of 4.43 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Ian Desmond leads Texas with 117 hits, Rougned Odor has 48 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 13 home runs. Martin Perez gets the nod, and he’s 7-6 with a 4.05 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Perez is 2-2 with a 2.25 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Angels have scored 25 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels has caught fire recently, and they’ve won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 108 hits, Kole Calhoun has 49 RBI and Albert Pujols has 19 home runs. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 7-4 with a 4.27 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 6-4 with a 3.96 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 8-2 in Perezs last 10 starts. The Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 19-7 in Santiagos last 26 starts. The under is 6-0 in Perezs last 6 starts vs. Angels.
We've backed the Angels a lot lately, and they continue to tear the cover off the ball in the second half of the season. The Rangers are quickly falling apart and getting harder and harder to back. Give me the Angels for the sweep.