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Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (70-66) at Texas Rangers (67-68)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)

A Heaney (1-0) (5.62) vs. M Perez (10-10) (4.83)

The Line: Texas Rangers -105 / Los Angeles Angels -105 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSW, FSW

The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers meet Sunday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 26 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 143 hits and 62 RBI while Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun have combined for 237 hits and 151 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 5.63 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.  

Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels - 9/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Rangers need a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Rangers have allowed 16 runs in this series and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Texas Rangers have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 162 hits and 73 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 241 hits and 152 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball, and he is 10-10 with a 4.89 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Perez is 3-4 with a 3.15 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Angels are 17-6 in their last 23 during game 3 of a series, 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 1-4 in Heaneys last 5 starts. The Rangers are 0-5 in their last 5 Sunday games, 1-5 in Perezs last 6 Sunday starts and 5-0 in Perezs last 5 starts. The Angels are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings in Texas.

The Angels are playing better baseball right now, but Heaney has allowed 10 runs in 16 innings this season with a .266 batting average. Perez has had his struggles this year, but he's given up just 15 hits and two runs in his last 14 innings. The Rangers have also won five straight games when Perez is on the mound. So, I'll side with the Rangers to get the job done here.

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