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Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers - 4/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Friday April 5, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Texas Rangers +107 / Los Angeles Angels -129 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSSW, KCOP
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The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels meet Friday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Rangers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their first seven games. The Texas Rangers have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring more than one run. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with nine hits and three RBI while Nomar Mazara and Rougned Odor have combined for 11 hits and eight RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 11.12 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Lynn is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels could use a win here to rebound from a brutal 1-6 start to the season. The Angels have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their first seven games. The Los Angeles Angels are 0-4 this season when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Jonathan Lucroy leads the Angels with six hits and one RBI while Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 10 hits and five RBI. Felix Pena gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 9.82 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Pena is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 7-20 in their last 27 road games, 6-14 in their last 20 vs. American League West and 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games. The Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 13-6 in their last 19 Friday games and 4-1 in Pena's last 5 Friday starts. The Rangers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 11-5 in Pena's last 16 starts overall. The under is 5-1 in Rangers last 6 road games.

The Texas Rangers are probably the second biggest surprise to start the season behind the Seattle Mariners, and while you're possibly waiting for this hot streak to end, those bats are quite hot at the moment. We can't say the same thing for the Los Angeles Angels, who just can't get anything going at the moment and have an offense that's simply lacking life. While things may eventually change for both of these clubs, there's no point to lay juice with the Angels and you should probably snag the Rangers at plus money until they cool off.

Pick:
Texas Rangers +107

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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