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Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers
Date & Time Tuesday July 2, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Globe Life Park in Arlington
Arlington, Texas
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -137 / Texas Rangers +107 -- Over/Under: 11
TV Channel
FSSW, FSW
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The Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy La Stella leads the Angels with 85 hits and 44 RBI while Mike Trout and David Fletcher have combined for 163 hits and 87 RBI. Griffin Canning gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.79 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This will be Canning’s second career game against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Texas Rangers have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 94 hits and 43 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 159 hits and 80 RBI. Ariel Jurado gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 3.90 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Jurado is 0-0 with a 4.41 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League West. The Rangers are 18-8 in their last 26 home games, 8-18 in their last 26 Tuesday games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Angels are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Texas and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Texas. The under is 4-0 in Jurados last 4 home starts. The over is 12-5-3 in Angels last 20 road games.

It's always tough to predict how a team is going to respond from a death, so it's tough to predict how the Angels will handle the passing of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. The Angels can either go out there and play for him and be inspired or could want to be anywhere but on the baseball field. You never know until you see the first few innings. This would probably be a good game to live bet once getting a feel for things. With that in mind, I'm going to side with the Rangers because I know what I'm getting with them at home, and they entered this series in better form anyway. 

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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