Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers - 9/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (72-75) at Los Angeles Angels (75-72)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm (Angel Stadium)
C Hamels (10-3) (4.05) vs. Parker Bridwell (7-2) (3.94)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Texas Rangers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSW
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels meet Saturday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Texas Rangers could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Rangers have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in five of their last six games. The Texas Rangers have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 176 hits and 83 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 261 hits and 164 RBI. Cole Hamels gets the ball, and he is 10-3 with a 4.05 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 4-1 with a 2.87 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after splitting their last 14 games. The Angels have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 150 hits and 65 RBI while Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun have combined for 260 hits and 162 RBI. Parker Bridwell gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 3.94 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be Bridwell’s first career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 10-4 in their last 14 Saturday games, 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 47-18 in Hamels' last 65 starts. The Angels are 14-3 in their last 17 during game 2 of a series, 5-1 in Bridwells last 6 home starts and 14-2 in Bridwells last 16 starts. The Rangers are 4-1 in Hamels' last 5 starts vs. Angels, 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Hamels has been more than hittable recently, as he's allowed three or more runs in seven of his last 10 games and has an ERA of 4.62 on the road. Bridwell has produced wins in nine of his last 10 games and has kind of been like a good luck charm for the Angels whenever he's on the hill, as they win even when he doesn't perform well. Throw in the Rangers struggles the last week, and you have to like the Los Angeles Angels at home.