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LA Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction 7-9-24 Picks

Texas Rangers (42-48) vs. LA Angels (37-52)
July 9, 2024 9:38 pm EDT
The Line: LA Angels +137 / Texas Rangers -161; Over/Under: +8.5
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The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action from Angel Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a LA Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Texas Rangers will start Max Scherzer here and Scherzer is 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Angels, Scherzer is 4-0 with a 1.75 ERA and 49 strikeouts. The Los Angeles Angels will send out Roansy Contreras here and Contreras is 1-1 with a 4.04 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Contreras’ first career start against the Rangers.

Texas Rangers Recap

The Texas Rangers will look to keep the ball rolling after picking up another solid showing in Monday’s series opener. The Rangers need to build some momentum to keep themselves in the AL West race after sweeping the Rays at home this past weekend.

Rangers Starting To Heat Up

Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 83 hits along with 16 doubles, 12 home runs and 47 RBIs while Adolis Garcia has 16 home runs and 44 RBIs with 15 doubles as well as 7 stolen bases. Jonah Heim has 8 homers and 36 RBIs and Josh Smith also has a team-high 19 doubles. Corey Seager also has 16 home runs with 43 RBIs of his own this season.

Los Angeles Angels Recap

The Los Angeles Angels will try to bounce back after falling flat in Monday’s series opener, which wasn’t what the doctor ordered for the Angels after back-to-back series losses to the Cubs and A’s over the last week.

Angels Trying To Right The Ship

Taylor Ward has 76 hits along with 16 doubles, 14 home runs and a team-high 44 RBIs. Mike Trout also has 10 home runs along with a pair of triples and 6 stolen bases, but remains out indefinitely with injury while Zach Neto has 19 doubles, 75 strikeouts and 14 stolen bases. Luis Rengifo also has a team-high 79 hits and 22 stolen bases while Jo Adell has 14 home runs, 37 RBIs and 10 stolen bases as well.

LA Angels vs Texas Rangers Prediction

I’m on the Rangers here. I just think that the next stretch of baseball is going to be crucial for the Rangers to keep going if this team is going to have serious aspirations of postseason baseball and defending their World Series title. Max Scherzer’s been concerning that he hasn’t been striking out batters like we’re used to seeing, but he’s still a gamer and I trust this Rangers lineup a lot more than I do the Angels right now. Give me the Rangers in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Texas -161

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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