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Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers - 5/24/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Friday May 24, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Texas Rangers +156 / Los Angeles Angels -169 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
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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 seven of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Texas Rangers have won their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 51 hits and 26 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 92 hits and 54 RBI. Drew Smyly gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Smyly is 0-4 with a 5.59 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 56 hits and 21 RBI while David Fletcher and Mike Trout have combined for 92 hits and 46 RBI. Griffin Canning gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Canning’s first career game against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 16-35 in their last 51 road games, 2-8 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in their last 5 games following an off day. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games and 1-8 in their last 9 vs. American League West. The Rangers are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 3-0-1 in Canning's last 4 starts overall. The over is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 road games.

The Texas Rangers are just god awful on the road and you're sitting on a pile of cash just blindly fading them in those games. Smyly also isn't a pitcher you should be looking to get behind, as he's given up four earned runs in four of his last six starts overall and has an ERA of nine in eight innings on the road. Canning is coming off a seven innings shutout against the Kansas City Royals and is allowing a .171 batting average in 11.1 innings at home. I'll side with the Los Angeles Angels. 

Los Angeles Angels -169

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