Texas Rangers (8-9) at Los Angeles Angels (8-6)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
Jordan Lyles (1-0) (4.70) vs. Shohei Ohtani (0-0) (1.93)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -210 / Texas Rangers +192 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Texas Rangers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Rangers have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Rangers have won four straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Solak leads the Rangers with 17 hits and eight RBI while Jose Trevino and Nate Lowe have combined for 29 hits and 16 RBI. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 4.70 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 3-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Angels are 8-2 this season when scoring four or more runs. Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with 17 hits and 12 RBI while Mike Trout and David Fletcher have combined for 31 hits and 16 RBI. Shohei Ohtani gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Ohtani’s first career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 16-35 in their last 51 Tuesday games and 25-54 in their last 79 road games. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 overall. The over is 26-11-2 in Angels last 39 home games. The Rangers are 4-14 in the last 18 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Texas Rangers are still finding ways to win games despite a lack of offense, but eventually the lack of hot bats is going to hurt them. The Los Angeles Angels usually play their best ball at home and Ohtani has been money at the plate and on the mound. The Rangers offense likely isn't going to put up a crooked number in this spot. I'll side with the Angels and take the RL to shave down the ML price.